Welcome to Rogers Park Golf Course
The Hillsborough River insulates Rogers Park from the hustle and bustle of Tampa. Only 20 minutes from downtown, there are no city streets or homes running through this golf course, which was originally built in and renovated in the summer of .
Rogers Park is the home of the Tampa City Amateur Medal Championship, features a driving range and a three-hole short course. Course record 64.
Golf Associations – During the “season” all golf associates will be limited to blocking tee times two (2) times per week. Fifty percent during each blocked time will be required to ride.
General Information– Hillsborough resident buying a ADC as a single for $52.00 needs only to play five (5) rounds to break even.
Hillsborough resident buying a ADC as a Husband/Wife for $80.00 needs to play a combined total of seven (7) rounds to break even.
During the days of segregation Rogers Park was the only picnic area for the African American community in Tampa. The park took the name of its contributor, G.D. Rogers. After church on Sundays many families came to enjoy the swings, slides, baseball diamond, and picnic area. Mayor Curtis Hixon gave permission to a group of caddies from Palma Ceia (seea) CC to build a nine hole golf course.
The first Head Golf Professional, Willie Black directed his group of volunteers. All of the tree removal and shaping was done by hand. Upon its completion in the Rogers Park Golf Club was born. In 1976 the City of Tampa gave management rights to the newly formed Tampa Sports Authority. A $400,000 renovation project began with Ron Garl as the designer. An irrigation system was installed as well as expanding to another city owned property across the street. In 2000 the Tampa Sports Authority renovated again.
This time a 4 million dollar renovation was needed. The irrigation system was replaced; the greens were rebuilt to modified USGA specifications. A lot of other landscaping and reshaping of holes was added to enhance the character of Rogers Park GC. In a new maintenance compound was completed, and in a new clubhouse was built.