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Dunedin Isles Golf Club

 
 
Dunedin Isles Golf Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, February 9, 2013
1. Dunedin Isles Golf Club Marker
Inscription. At the peak of the 1920s “land boom,” Dunedin Isles Golf Club was built to attract new residents to the City of Dunedin. Scotsman Donald Ross, one of the world’s foremost golf course architects, visited the site and designed the golf course which opened on January 1, 1927. During the Great Depression, the Club fell on hard times and in 1938, the course was deeded to the City with the stipulation that it be used for “recreational purposes.” The City was able to renovate the course with proceeds from the sale of Dunedin Isles residential lots. On July 1, 1945, the Club officially became the PGA (Professional Golf Association) National Golf Club, first home course of PGA of America. The PGA held its Senior Tour Championship here from 1945-1962 during which time golfers competed for the historic Teacher’s Trophy and the inaugural PGA Merchandise Show was held here in 1954. Many legendary PGA and LPGA professionals played here, including Tommy Armour, Patty Berg, Bobby Cruickshank, Jimmy Demaret, Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Gene Sarazen, Horton Smith, Sam Snead, Louise Suggs, Cyril Walker, Al Watrous and Babe Zaharias. Other players include golfing great Bobby Jones and baseball legend Babe Ruth.
 
Erected 2009 by The City of Dunedin and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-672.)
 
Location. 28° 2.532′ N, 82° 46.624′ W. Marker is in Dunedin, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker can be reached from Palm Boulevard west of Ben Hogan Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the clubhouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 Palm Boulevard, Dunedin FL 34698, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oasis Park (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Willis Stanley Blatchley (approx. 1.7 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); The American's Creed / In Grateful Remembrance (approx. 2.3 miles away); Endangered (approx. 4.3 miles away); Clearwater Athletic Field (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Seminole Bridge (approx. 5 miles away); Clearwater Post Office (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dunedin.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 38 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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