Dairy Farm To Golf Course
Deerfield Beach’s First Country Club
Charles Parton was an advertising executive from New Jersey who liked Deerfield Beach and loved to golf. In Oct of 1961, he bought a house in the Cove and 72 acres of scrub pine located on the farthest western edge of Deerfield Beach. The land was a dairy farm owned by George Sparling.
Mr. Parton soon announced his plans to build an executive golf course on the property. One year and $500,000 later the Deerfield Country Club opened its door to 375 golf members.
The course was designed by Pompano resident Cranford Sprawl. It was designed so that at no time while playing the course did the golfer look directly into the sun.
Mr Parton died in 1968 leaving his widow in charge. New York investors were anxious to recover their investment in the course and in September of 1968 the members purchased the club.