Farrell with Bing Crosby at the Country Club of Florida, 1960
Farrell with Bing Crosby at the Country Club of Florida, 1960

Johnny Farrell hosted many famous friends, including Bing Crosby

Kay Farrell with Johnny watching
Kay Farrell with Johnny watching

Kay Farrell tees off during construction of the County Club of Florida in 1957

Farrell with Bing Crosby at the Country Club of Florida, 1960
Farrell with Bing Crosby at the Country Club of Florida, 1960

Johnny Farrell hosted many famous friends, including Bing Crosby

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!