Just a note to express our appreciation for the warm welcome we received upon our return this season.
What a surprise, the course is improving almost every day! The clubhouse has undergone a complete transformation inside and out. Looks great! Thanks for a great golfing experience.
Setting on the ridge in Lake Wales, Highland Florida Golf Club is a hidden gem.
Highland Florida Golf Club, then known as Highland Park Club was established as a 12 holes course in 1923. It was redesigned by Stiles and Van Kleek in 1927, renowned for their golf course design, as an 18-hole regulation course. Only 5858 yards long, but a typical 20’s course with small greens and challenging large bunkers. A friendly layout, but it will challenge any players chipping and putting abilities. The ridge, which is never calm adds wind to the player’s list of challenges also. One of the most prominent features of the course is the elevation. As one golfer stated, “it’s like playing up north only in great temperatures and sun!” Previously the golf course was owned for 20 years by a gentleman potato farmer and formerly names Lekarica after his three children. Highland Florida Golf Club is currently owned by Othamar Gama and Augusto Cury both from Brazil. They both have taken on the endeavor of restoring the course to its natural beauty. Currently, the course is very playable with continued improvements in process. The greens have been overseeded for the winter season with Poa-Trivia. It is not a thick grass like Bermuda. It is excellent for better putting and speed. The fairways have been overseeded with Rye. For those who played last year when the course was just opening back up, you certainly will appreciate the difference! In the Spring of this year, the greens will be seeded withTiff Dwarf. The Fairways we plan to torch and completely reseed. Again, there are many improvements to come and many have been made. The irrigation system has been updated. Th owners have purchased new mowers, tractor, and additional equipment. The clubhouse which used to be the girl’s dormitory back in the heyday of the famous Inn has been remodeled and updated. It now has full-service pro shop and soon the kitchen will be opened for breakfast and lunch. The most important thing other than a great round of golf is the staff will reet you with a big smile and always try to make your visit an exceptional one. Always a Great Day of Golfing Highland Florida Golf Club
WOW … Due to having two major surgeries, I have not been able to play golf for two years and today we decided that it was time to try to get back to my game that I love. The fairways are so green and show that someone has certainly put some hard work in getting it in better condition. Our last time playing there, two years min., it was in a sad condition, but today, things are looking UP. Keep up the hard work and we feel improvement will be showing and the course will become one that golfers will enjoy once again. We look forward to our next trip to Highland Golf Cours. WOW….. Good job being done there.
1503 S. Highland Park Drive
Lake Wales, Florida
Charley Riley PGA Golf Professional 2017