ALAQUA COUNTRY CLUB
The club was opened in 1988. It had the pedigree – none other than Gary Player designed the golf course and built his own home just off the 3rd fairway. Player put his personality into the private 18-hole golf course, with its elevated tee boxes and beautiful picturesque fairways. It had the price tag – both homes and country club memberships easily tipped the upper ends of the scale. It had the panache – the very name “Alaqua” conjured up images of society and business elite sequestered behind their own, guarded entrance gates. Various factors beyond the ownership’s control, principally a real estate market and financial environment not unlike our present circumstance, halted the dream in its tracks. Ownership was forced to sell much of the land and the community plan was reduced to one third of the original plan. However tough times often bring silver linings. Let’s fast forward to the New Alaqua.
The golf course at Alaqua has been restored to its former glory. With the Wekiva State Park bordering the golf course the natural beauty, wildlife and brand new greens make this a destination to play for all skill levels. From the back tees, it’s a world championship course. The golf course measures 6,662 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.3, and it has a slope rating of 129 on Bermuda grass.
Today it is one of the most exquisite courses in central Florida. Find out more at www.alaquacc.com