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Coral Gables in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club

 
 
The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 10, 2014
1. The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club Marker
Inscription. The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club and the Granada Golf Course, once the Merrick family’s vegetable field, were part of the original 1921 city plan by George Merrick and landscape architect, Frank Button. The golf course, designed by the nationally known team of Langford & Moreau, opened on January 15, 1923. Three months later, the clubhouse, designed by Hampton & Reimert, became Coral Gables’ first public building. The six original coral rock arches seen behind this marker reflect the Coral Gables Mediterranean style that helped set the tone for the City’s architecture. The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club quickly became the epicenter of the new community and played an important role in its development. Salesmen, including Merrick himself, entertained prospective buyers there and showed them home sites from its distinctive tower. Crowds flocked to the Club’s palm patio and danced to the nationally broadcast music of renowned bandleaders Jan Garber and Paul Whiteman. The Country Club of Coral Gables, as it is known today, received its charter on October 9, 1935. A devastating fire destroyed much of the building on July 11, 1983.
 
Erected 2005 by City of Coral Gables, The Country Club of Coral Gables Foundation, Inc. and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-543.)
 
Location.
The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 10, 2014
2. The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club Marker
25° 45.177′ N, 80° 16.48′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of North Greenway Drive and Granada Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on North Greenway Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 997 North Greenway Drive, Miami FL 33134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Troop 7 Log Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coral Gables Merrick House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Women Take Action in Coral Gables (approx. half a mile away); Venetian Pool (approx. half a mile away); Alhambra Water Tower (approx. 0.6 miles away); George E. Merrick (approx. ¾ mile away); Coral Gables Congregational Church (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coral Gables.
 
Also see . . .  The Coral Gables Country Club. (Submitted on May 12, 2014.)
 
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View of marker at club pavilion image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 10, 2014
3. View of marker at club pavilion
The tower at the Coral Gables Golf and Country Club image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 10, 2014
4. The tower at the Coral Gables Golf and Country Club
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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