The Hole #5 Fairway at the Sanford Country Club

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Title

The Hole #5 Fairway at the Sanford Country Club

Alternative Title

Sanford Golf Course Hole 5

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Golf--Florida
Construction
Golf courses--Florida
Country clubs--Florida

Description

Construction of Hole #5 at the Sanford Country Club and Golf Course sometime during 1922 and 1924. The land for the course was originally purchased as a portion of a 20,000-acre tract by General Joseph Finegan for $40. In 1870, Henry Sanford purchased the tract and sold some of it in 1878 to Charles Amory. In 1922, the city of Sanford bought 152-acres to design and construct a municipal 18-hole golf course. The course opened in October of 1922 with only four holes available for playing. The remainder of the golf course was opened in September of 1924. From the year 1927-1939, the golf course and country club experienced once of its most successful periods, seen some of golf's greatest athletes such as Gene Sarazen and Walter Hagen. The club, for a time, saw a state of disrepair and depression. For a short time, the club became the Seminole County Club after renovation in 1945. Then, in the late 1940s, the New York Giants received the Mayfair Inn for Spring training which allowed them to take control of the golf course. This led to the most prosperous period of the golf course and country club becoming a part of the PGA tour between 1955 to 1957, seeing players like Arnold Palmer tee-off on the course. Now called the Mayfair Country Club, the club and golf course is located at 3536 Country Club Road in Sanford, Florida.

Creator

Chase & Company

Source

Original 3 x 5 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder Sanford Country Club and Golf Course, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1922-1924

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder Sanford Country Club and Golf Course, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Chase Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Folder referenced in Chase Collection finding guide, http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/chase.htm.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

131 KB

Medium

3 x 5 inch photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.783004, -81.318186

Temporal Coverage

1922-01-01/1924-09-30

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.G.1.4; SS.K.G.2.1; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.A.2.2; SS.1.G.1.4; SS.1.G.1.5; SS.1.G.1.6; SS.2.A.1.1 SS.2.G.1.2; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.G.1.1; SS.3.G.2.4; SS.3.G.2.5; SS.3.G.2.6; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.7.1; SS.4.G.1.1; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.5.G.1.3; SS.5.G.1.4; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.7.G.2.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.8.G.2.1; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.4.11; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.G.1.4; SS.912.G.2.1; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Entire Chase Collection is comprised of four separate accessions from various donors, including Cecilia Johnson, the granddaughter of Joshua Coffin Chase and the children of Randall Chase.

Rights Holder

The displayed collection item is housed at Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Rights to this item belong to the said institution, and therefore inquiries about the item should be directed there. RICHES of Central Florida has obtained permission from Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida to display this item for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

<a href="http://ufdc.ufl.edu/" target="_blank">Digital Collections (UFDC)</a>

Curator

Clarke, Robert

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The Mayfair Country Club. History." The Mayfair Country Club. http://www.mayfairlinks.com/history/.
Fisher, Hugh and Serena. "Historical Markers Located in Seminole County Florida." Sanford Historical Society, Inc. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/id22.html.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

3 x 5 inch

Locations

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