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About

Gainesville Country Club is a private club that is located in Gainesville, Florida, just minutes away from the University of Florida campus. Our challenging 18-hole golf course and excellent practice facilities make for the best golfing experience in North Central Florida. Add in six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool and some of the finest dining in the county, and you will understand why GCC is the premiere club in the area.

From an elegant ballroom wedding reception, to a casual business meeting, Gainesville Country Club offers the perfect setting for any type of event or function. As a full-service facility, we are equippped to handle all of the details of your special event. Our experienced culinary and clubhouse staff are dedicated to helping you create a truly memorable and stress-free event.

With a natural tapestry of shady oaks, wildlife-friendly ponds and carefully tended landscaping, Gainesville Country Club is home to one of Florida’s finest golf courses. Gainesville Country Club’s gently rolling championship layout stretches 6,938 yards with four sets of tees to accommodate any type of golfer, from PGA Pro to Junior Golf. Paynes Prairie State Park serves as a beautiful backdrop to the large, well-protected undulating greens. It’s a course that will bring you back time and time again.

Mission

The mission of the Gainesville Country Club is to offer a lifestyle to its members that includes high quality recreational facilities,
member services and social opportunities in an open, friendly and family-oriented environment.


Nearly 100 Years…

The original private club of Gainesville, known as the Palm Point Country Club, was established in 1918. The clubhouse was a frame building on pilings that overlooked Newnan’s Lake. Members enjoyed fishing, picnicking, swimming, boating and dining.

In 1919, members of Palm Point became interested in golf. Because there was not enough room on the lakefront property for a golf course, land on Southwest Second Avenue near the University of Florida was purchased with bonds worth about $15,000. The clubhouse from Palm Point was moved to the new site and Gainesville Golf and Country Club was established on June 8, 1921. It was the first golfing club in North Florida. The formal opening of the first 9 holes was on January 2, 1922.

Although The Great Depression brought the club several very lean years, with vigorous fundraising, sufficient capital was collected to build a second 9 holes, which were opened for play on June 11, 1934. In 1947, the old frame building was demolished and a new clubhouse was constructed on site.

Again needing to expand its services and facilities, the club moved to land near Paynes Prairie on Williston Road that was donated by the developers of Country Club Estates. On November 15, 1963, the club celebrated its official opening at the current location with a new clubhouse, an 18-hole golf course, a driving range, 6 tennis courts and an Olympic-sized pool. The original course is now the Mark Bostick Golf Course at the University of Florida.

In 1992, Gainesville Country Club employed the services of Mark McCumber and Associates to rebuild all golf greens using USGA standards. Today, Gainesville Country Club continues to be a vibrant part of the community, celebrating 90 years of growth and looking positively into the future.

 

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