Hyde Park Golf Club, established in 1925, is the oldest public course in Jacksonville and was once a part of the Men’s and Women’s PGA Tours in the 1940s and ’50s, and hosted notables as Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan (more on Mr. Hogan later), Babe Zaharias, Patty Berg, Louise Suggs and Mickey Wright, who won her first professional tournament here in 1956. Hyde Park preceded the Greater Jacksonville Open and The Players Championship in making Northeast Florida a historic and memorable total golf “experience.”
Tour professional Billy Maxwell purchased Hyde Park in 1971 and made the course one of Jacksonville’s top public courses. Today, Hyde Park is owned by Billy’s daughter and husband, Melanie and Tommy Bevill, who have worked since 2016 to bring the course back to it’s former glory. The renovations involves all aspects of the property including a complete club house makeover. In addition to the facility make over, the course is receiving a lot of attention. With the help of the Superintendent, Joe McColgan, Hyde Park is well on its way to becoming an iconic golf course in Northeast Florida once again.