Johnny Farrell hosted many famous friends, including Bing Crosby
Kay Farrell tees off during construction of the County Club of Florida in 1957
HEAD GOLF PROFESSIONAL 1956-1979
The Country Club of Florida
The story of The Country Club of Florida must begin with the story of the land. In March of 1955, Mr. Samuel M. Mitchell, a Chicago attorney, his partner Carlton Blunt worked with Robert Bruce Harris, a well-known golf course architect to develop a stunning new golf course. The Country Club of Florida which opened on December 1, 1956, quickly attracting a national membership and a famous golf professional, Johnny Farrell. Johnny brought in many of his celebrity friends to the course - Bing Crosby, Bob Hope and even the Duke of Windsor who landed his plane on the first fairway!