Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Hey! Lake Worth has a golf course too! And Babe Ruth golfed here!

If tourism and the tourism industry is an important issue to you in Palm Beach County (and it should be, it affects everyone) then you know we're very fortunate to have Palm Beach Post reporter Jennifer Sorentrue and her yeoman's (adjective, see usage #6 in link) work on this topic (her work is cited on this blog often). I've never met her but it would be a pleasure to some day.

In her latest is this news on the effort to attract golfers and the golf industry to PBC. There's been some recent concern about this; for instance, a major development/housing project in Palm Beach Gardens (the Alton Tract in-fill) is not going to have a golf course which drew interest and there's troubling attendance numbers elsewhere. Speculation is the Millennials are losing interest in the sport and there are other theories. Here is a short excerpt from the article:
     More than 30 golf tour operators from around the world are in Palm Beach County this week as part of a trip organized by Palm Beach County tourism leaders in an effort to bring more golf-loving tourists here.
     Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s official tourism marketing corporation, planned the first ever “American Cup” tour in hopes of showcasing the county as a vacation destination for golfers — both domestic and international.
On behalf of Lake Worth City Manager Michael Bornstein and Mayor Pam Triolo I invite all of you invitees to check out the City's municipal golf course:
Lake Worth's golf course was featured in Florida Golf Central Magazine.
Did you know Babe Ruth golfed here in Lake Worth? He did:
Here is the website for the City of Lake Worth's municipal golf course. From the site:

Located at One 7th Avenue North Lake Worth Golf Course and Pro Shop has been in business since 1927. The golf course is comprised of a unique old Florida design with a scenic 6,100 yard, par-70 course located along 1.2 miles of the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • 18-hole, par 70
  • Course Flyover
  • Pro Shop
  • The Beach Club restaurant
  • Golf Lessons
  • Rental Clubs
  • Annual Memberships for residents & non-residents (memberships start on date of purchase and end one year from that date)
  • Seasonal Membership
  • Mens and Ladies Golf Associations
Tee Time Reservations contact the ProShop: 561-582-9713

Here is the video of the courses Hole #1: