ABOVE: A lovely illustration of summer fun in Orlando, the swimming pool at Dubsdread Country Club. Joanie Dann is pictured on the diving board.
Located just minutes from downtown Orlando, Dubsdread Golf Course features the oldest public layout in the area, originally designed in 1923 and renovated in 2008. This classic course has plenty of history attached to it as the former site of the Orlando Open, when it hosted such golf legends as Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Claude Harmon.
Historic Dubsdread Ballroom overlooks the Dubsdread Golf Course, offering beautiful views that invoke Southern charm of a bygone era. Inside, the warmth and charm created with its exposed wood beams and large stone fireplaces make Historic Dubsdread unmatched by any in Florida.
Dubsdread Country Club owners, Carl and Catherine Dann relax on the patio at the club in this 1949 photo.
Joanie Dann, granddaughter of the founder of Dubsdread Country Club, highlights the initial business terms of investing in a second golf course for growing Orlando, the success of Dubsdread Country Club, and the vision of her father, Carl Dann, Jr. to expand the course in this excerpt from College Park Oral History Night with the Dann Family.
Dann Family shares their memories of Orlando and Dubsdread.