Golf Course Architecture - Issue 64, April 2021

41 Mingay sourced additional materials for Smith. “One ad from March 1925 states that Stanley was laying out three courses in Florida, and Hyde Park was one of the three named,” said Smith. “Another ad from December 1926 states the course opened on the fourth and was built by Stanley. All the evidence points to Stanley. I’m still piecing together the history of the club, but this latest find fills a large void in that timeline.” Renovation work will be completed six holes at a time over three years. The project will focus on greens and bunkers, and will also involve minor fairway and tee work, and adding some native areas. Read more about the Hyde Park renovation project at Jay Smith has used an array of historic material for his research into the origins of Florida’s Hyde Park golf course, including an aerial from 1943 (left), a 1926 plan of residential plots (below) and an article in the Jacksonville Journal that announced the opening of the course in December 1926 (bottom) Imagess: Courtesy of Jay Smith