Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced the A.C. Read Golf Club, located at the Naval Air Station Pensacola as this month’s featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail.
“In commemoration of Veterans Day this November, we honor those who have served in the United States military and are pleased to feature the historic A.C. Read Golf Club as a partner on the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Detzner. “With terrific views along Bayou Grande, this golf course has been part of the Naval Air Station Pensacola since World War II, providing service members, their families and the public a challenging golf course in a beautiful setting.”
The course was constructed by Naval Air State Pensacola in 1942 to give soldiers stationed there some recreational opportunities. Nowadays, the A.C. Read Golf Club is a public 27-hole golf complex made up of three 9-hole courses that are played in 18-hole combinations.
“We are thrilled to be chosen as this month’s featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Steve Bobe, general manager of A.C. Read Golf Club on board Naval Air Station Pensacola. “Known as the ‘Cradle of Naval Aviation’ our incredible legacy is strengthened by a multi-million-dollar Jerry Pate redesign in 2003. We are also the home of the world famous Blue Angels. Check the practice schedule and come enjoy your own personal air show right over your head as you play!”