Capital City CC converting back to private

Capital City Country Club, which is currently operating as a semi-private club, will convert back to private on March 1, 2016 with the help of its operator, Integrity Golf Company.

Located in Tallahassee, Fla. Capital City Country Club features an 18-hole course designed by A.W. Tillinghast. It is located less than two miles from the Florida State Capitol and Florida State University.

In addition to a championship golf course, this club also has a swimming pool, five tennis courts, dining and banquet facilities, fitness center, fully equipped locker rooms and golf pro shop.

“It’s a privilege for our company to be associated with Capital City’s membership and this one-of-a-kind property,” Integrity Golf Chief Executive Officer Gene Garrote said. “We’re excited about the future of this great golf and country club and committed to making Capital City one of Florida’s most desirable golf and leisure destinations.”

Capital City’s roots go back more than 100 years when Tallahassee Country Club was originally organized in 1908 as a small golf course and tennis courts on the grounds of a private estate known as The Grove. Before the end of the 1920s, Capital City grew to nine holes with and a new clubhouse was constructed on the north side of the present 13th hole.

In the mid-to-late 1930s, while under ownership of the City of Tallahassee, Tillinghast was hired to design a championship 18-hole layout. It remained a municipal course until May 1956, when the newly chartered Capital City Country Club, including many of the original Tallahassee Country Club members, assumed control of the club.

Now, just a year from nearly going bankrupt, the turnaround has allowed it to go back to the private club model. Integrity Golf took over Capital City’s club operations last December.

“Ever since Integrity Golf got involved in Capital City, the scope of what they’ve done far exceeds what we ever talked about,” said member and Board President Jim Pfeil. “Everybody who comes out here now is impressed. And I’m telling them if you like it now, it’s only getting better. The future is going to be fantastic.”

Based in Orlando, Fla., Integrity Golf Company owns and operates 39 private clubs, daily-fee facilities, municipal courses and golf resort properties throughout the Florida, New York, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina and Kentucky. Integrity Golf Company is ranked among the “Top 25 Management Companies in the World” by Golf Inc. magazine. Ranked 15th, it operates 41 18-hole equivalent golf courses.

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