Honoring Our Past... Celebrating Our Future
The famous La Gorce Golf Course was salvaged from the sea in 1923, and upon its completion in 1927 was named after a great sportsman, John Oliver La Gorce.
From the second floor of the modest clubhouse, which cost $95,000, one can see boats offshore. In those early days, as well as those that followed, celebrities from throughout the country played La Gorce: Jack Dempsey, Gene Tunney, Tex Rickard, John Golden, Babe Zaharias, Betty Hicks, Patty Berg, Eddie Rickenbacker, Will Rogers, Harvey Firestone, Gar Wood and Edgar Guest, to name a few.
Today, after being salvaged from a subdivision fate in 1945 by the golf minded Miamians who put up a cool million for the famous course, it stands out as one of the greatest courses in all of Florida.