The Club opened as Lakewood Country Club in 1924, and since that time has been widely recognized for having 18 exceptional holes of golf where golf legends, such as Sam Snead and Ben Hogan, have left their footsteps. The golf course architect, Herbert Strong, was a former professional golfer of the Royal St. George’s Golf Club in Kent, England, who went on to become a full-time golf architect. Other golf courses of note bearing the Herbert Strong signature are Clearwater Country Club, Clearwater, FL; Ponte Vedra Club, Ocean Course, Florida and Indian Hills Golf & Country Club, Florida and Vero Beach Country Club in Vero Beach, FL.
The name of the Club was changed in May of 2000, to reflect the essence of St Petersburg, Florida, and it is often referred to as simply “The Club.” The historic golf course, nestled between downtown and the beaches, provides the true golfing enthusiast a chance to play the game of golf as it should be played: on a championship course; absent of parallel fairways, allowing for fast-play and the pleasure of solitude; where members and guests may walk, pull a cart or use an electric golf cart at any time. The proximity to the Gulf and Tampa Bay guarantees a breeze with numerous direction changes. The course layout is fair for players of all handicap levels and challenging to the best of players.