Situated within a beautifully forested site that backs onto the St Johns River, the course at Timuquana Country Club is a 1923 Donald Ross layout that has been extensively altered over the last nine decades, first by Robert Trent Jones Snr, then by George Cobb, followed by David Gordon. The club’s location on the river gives it a “million dollar view” of the St. Johns and the Jacksonville skyline.
It wasn’t until Bobby Weed was called in to restore the course to its former glory during the mid-1990s that the layout assumed much of its intended classical style. Weed had no blueprints to refer to; indeed he had only a World War II aerial photograph from the adjacent Jacksonville Naval Station to guide him.
Much of his remedial work involved clearing back bush and felling trees which, over time, had encroached onto the fairways, greatly narrowing the playing corridors. Once holes had been widened, golfers were once again able to play the angles on the layout as originally envisaged.
The course hosted the 2002 USGA Senior Amateur Championships, an event won by Greg Reynolds when he defeated Mark Bemowski 4&3 in the Final match.
In October 2011, after months of renovations, which included re-turfing greens, tees and approaches, Timuquana Country Club course re-opened for play.