The Origin Of Palm Coast And The Town’s First Golf Course

The city of Palm Coast was originally created from a 48,000 acre tract of land which was part of a parcel that the American corporation ITT purchased in the late 60s to create a planned community. The company offered amenities — golf, tennis, boating and swimming — as activities for its residents. The first golf course was opened on September 17, 1971 and was named the Palm Coast Golf Club. Photos show the original welcome center for the entire community (upper left); the golf course in relation to the community (upper right); the first model homes (left); golf carts in front of the clubhouse (above); golfers on what was the 18th hole (lower left); and golfers returning to the “19th hole” (below). Photos are courtesy of the Palm Coast Historical Society which can be reached at 386-283-2959. For more information see