The Don Veller Seminole Golf Course is home to the Florida State University SEMINOLES. But no matter what your allegiance, you are always a member here. You will find a friendly face every step of the way during your visit with us. Many of our employees are serving an internship from the FSU’s Professional Golf Management Program, which is one of only 20 programs in the country accredited by the PGA of America. As a matter of fact, our entire operation serves as model facility for these students. “Outstanding Customer Service” are not just a buzz-words here, they actually come to life. Our operation was recently recognized by the National Golf Foundation as one of the top ten facilities in the country in customer satisfaction – an award we are very proud of.
THE GOLF COURSE
The par 73, 18-hole championship golf course recently underwent a 1.4 Million-Dollar renovation and reopened September of 2004. The spectacular changes modernized the course with 18 brand new USGA greens featuring the state of the art ultradwarf turf called TiffEagle. TiffEagle is a smaller-bladed type of Bermuda grass that grows more densely, allowing for closer mowing and smoother greens. The course now also feature five brand new tee complexes for each hole, and a striking redesign of the 14th hole that includes a greenside lake. The architect for the project was Robert C. Walker of Atlantic Beach, FL. Mr. Walker was the former lead architect for Arnold Palmer Golf Design and has recently designed St. James Bay in Carrabelle, FL, Regatta Bay in Destin, FL, and Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club in Jacksonville, FL.
The golf course is truly set up for everyone to enjoy. Strategically placed bunkers, water hazards, and natural areas combined with the gently rolling terrain will challenge the more accomplished players, while the large greens generous landing areas will be very appealing to the average players. The Don Veller Seminole Golf Course is spread out over 200 acres and is in complete harmony with nature. You won’t find any homes, apartment complexes, or commercial building to distract your round. What you will find are plenty foxes, deer, geese, purple martins, woodpeckers and butterflies.