Mayfair Country Club
About Mayfair Country Club
Welcome to Mayfair Country Club
Welcome to Mayfair Country Club, historic Sanford’s only golf course and one of the very first courses built in all of Florida. Some of the greatest names in golf have played on the grounds at Mayfair. Through the years we have hosted greats such as Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer and many more. Mayfair Country Club is the gem in the crown that is the historic Seminole County golf community. We are located a mile off I-4 and close to local shopping and amenities, easy to reach from any part of Orlando, just 10 minutes from the Sanford Airport. We have a driving range, chipping and putting greens, lockers, and showers available, plus a practice bunker to help you warm up!
Here at Mayfair Country Club, we pride ourselves on the high quality of magnificent golf, superb amenities and outstanding service that we offer our valued customers. We have worked hard over the years to become a staple of the community, and in the process, we have earned recognition as one of the region's premier golf experiences.
Mayfair Country Club was a portion of a 20,000 acre tract of land purchased in 1848 for $40 by General Joseph Finegan, who later became the commander of the confederate forces in their victory at Olustee, Florida. In 1870 Henry Sanford purchased the tract and sold a portion to Charles Amory, a retired sea captain, who planted citrus trees and the double row of oaks that still line the main entrance of the golf course to this day. Also, his ship-shaped house is still used as a clubhouse (The Oak House Restaurant) for all of the golfers to enjoy dinner & a drink at the rounds end. In the 1950’s, Mayfair Country Club became a tour stop for professional Golfers, with the PGA tour hosting “The Mayfair Inn Open” with golf legends like Arnold Palmer, Gene Sarazen, Sam Snead, Moe Norman and Ben Hogan attending this event multiple times. This attention attracted some other big names to play the very same grounds, such as Baseball Hall of Famer Babe Ruth.
The open Layout to Mayfair Country Club was a result of back-to-back high category hurricanes in the early 2000s. Over 200 trees were uprooted and many of which were the historic oaks that surrounded these grounds for hundreds of years. These oaks were responsible for giving Mayfair Country Club a very strong defense to golfer’s tee shots as well as approach shots into the greens. Now the layout seems open and forgiving to the majority of novice golfers today, and there are 4 sets of tees to choose from. These tees range from 5,007 yards to 6,403 yards, which accommodates all golfers of all different skill levels. Mayfair’s fairways tend be wider (as is typical for 1922 design) as well as the loss of some strategic oaks, however, the approaches are challenging enough to ensure that all players will feel competitive as they navigate these grounds. The city of Sanford is dedicated to restoring this Historic Golf Course and Facilities to an enjoyable atmosphere were golfers can soak in the rich history of Mayfair’s golden past. Golfers visiting Florida absolutely love the professional hospitality they receive at Mayfair Country Club, and can feel the rich history from the 1st tee all the way until the finishing putt.
In 1927, the Sanford golf course was host to a golf match between Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen. On the 6th hole, a member of the gallery stepped on Gene’s golf ball, and buried it in the ground which resulted in Gene scoring a bogey “5” for the hole. It was not to be Gene Sarazen’s day, because when they arrived on the 13th tee box, Gene’s tee shot struck a spectator in the head resulting in a thirty-yard bounce in to a sand bunker. Walter Hagen won this match 5 and 4.
The amenities are nice, but the real star of the show at Mayfair County Club is the course layout, which was designed in the early 1920s. It is an open layout that is perfect for novice players and experts alike. This course is guaranteed to challenge all players with the strategic layout and the clever positioning of hazards and trees. Our fairways tend to be wider (as is typical of classic course designs), however, the approaches are forgiving enough to ensure that all players will feel competitive as they navigate these grounds. Water comes into play on more than half of our 18 holes.
Our golf shop features the latest in apparel, accessories, and equipment from the top manufacturers. It’s guaranteed to have something to meet your tastes or improve your game. Our experienced staff also will help you with gift selections, gift certificate purchases, and tournament-prize selections.
If you are looking for a perfect gift for your friends or family, then check out our wide variety of custom items featuring our logo. Why not pick up something for yourself to let people know you played our course? With our large selection, there is definitely something for everyone. The only thing we cannot guarantee is that you’ll have enough time to look at all the great merchandise before you tee up it.
Golf Lessons & Clinics
Mayfair Country Club celebrates golf at every level. We take pride in developing a wide range of junior talents, as well as introducing the game to hundreds of new golfers every year. With our friendly and personal approach, we strive to teach each student at his or her own level and ability. We offer private lessons, group lessons, clinics, golf schools, and junior academy programs. Our player development programs offer professional instruction that’s affordable, enjoyable, and less intimidating for students of all levels. Our Golf Instruction staff will help serious golfers reach their personal goals as well as teach beginners to learn to love the game.
Our practice facilities, designed to teach golf in a private atmosphere, feature a full range, as well as putting and chipping greens.
How to get Started
To register for our Golf Academy programs or Private Lessons, or to find out how you can play better golf, with one of our seasoned golf-instruction professionals, please call 407-322-2531.
Tournaments & Events
Mayfair Country Club assists the professional golf tournament planner, tournament chairperson, or first-time tournament organizer with the challenges of meeting financial goals and organizing a successful golf tournament. We are your immediate resource for all your tournament and event-planning needs.
Mayfair Country Club is structured to support organizations of all sizes host successful and profitable golf tournaments. Our extensive tournament planning experience has helped us develop and utilize the right people, event venues, network, and systems needed to plan tournaments and events with successful and profitable results. With Mayfair Country Club, you do not need to reinvent the wheel. We have a proven track record of hosting and organizing tournaments and events for associations, charities, schools and universities, churches and ministries, civic groups and foundations, and businesses and corporations.
MayFair Country Club is a golf club with great meeting space for business meetings.
Looking for a unique venue to host your next business meeting? Our facility provides a flexible, convenient, and affordable option for business-events planning.
Our event staff will work with you throughout the business-event planning process, from first phone call until meeting wrap-up, to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. Our associates understand hospitality and are experienced meeting and event professionals.
Our banquet and meeting facilities are ideal for hosting:
Casual Business Meetings
Office Holiday Parties
To inquire about hosting your event with us, please call us at 407-322-2531 or fill out the form on this page for more information.
The Champions Grill at Mayfair Country Club
Great food in a relaxed, comfortable, golf-themed setting for the true “Legend.” No experience is complete without visiting our famed 1922 Grill. The 1922 Grill is an inviting setting for enjoying food and drink with friends and family. Our friendly staff remembers what you enjoy and serves it with a smile every time. You’re treated just like the true “champion” that you are.
With its all-American menu and golf-themed décor, the 1922 Grill is open daily for lunch and breakfast on the weekends. Our menu options have been created by our executive culinary team and are prepared to appeal to every palette. In our flagship dining space, we can accommodate a range of large-scale banquets, club events and intimate gatherings.
To inquire about the 1922 Grill or having us host your event, please call 407-322-2531.