Our Story

Celebrating over 30 years of serving our members and surrounding community, Hammock Dunes Club has a rich history on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Since its founding in 1989, the Club has continually enhanced its facilities, amenities, and activities to provide the absolute best member experience and oceanfront lifestyle. The Club’s core values of stewardship, respect, customer service, community, integrity, and passion are woven into every aspect of life at Hammock Dunes, and truly make us more than a Club.

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1980s

  • The first Hammock Dunes Club home site was sold in Granada Estates in February 1989 to member number 7, Bill Scullion (now the Club's most tenured member).
  • The oceanfront Links golf course, designed by Tom Fazio, opened in April 1989.
  • Sam Wallace became the first member in May 1989.
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1990s

  • The Links Course was voted #7 in the "Top 50 Golf Courses in Florida" by Golfweek Magazine in January 1991.
  • The $6 million, 32,000 square foot oceanfront golf clubhouse, designed by architect Dick Diedrich of Atlanta, opened in March 1991.
  • The first exercise classes were led by member Sandi Heber (who still offers personal training at the Club) in March 1992.
  • The Links Course was named #6 on the Florida Golfer's list of the top 60 layouts in Florida in June 1992.
  • Hammock Dunes Club was named the "Best private seaside design built in America in the last five years" by Golf Course News in February 1993.
  • The Hammock Dunes Croquet Association was founded with Ron Coyle as president in April 1994.
  • The tennis park opened in August 1997 with its first two courts.
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2000-2010

  • The Links Course was ranked #2 of Northeast Florida's Top 20 Golf Courses by Florida Golf News in February 2001.
  • The Links Course was designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” in June 2001.
  • In January 2003, the dedication ceremony was held for the new Rees Jones Creek Course.
  • The oldest tree at the Creek Course, a Live Oak, was measured in June 2003 and estimated to be 250 years old.
  • In July 2003, Hammock Dunes Club was recognized as a "Good Corporate Neighbor" by the Flagler County Board of County Commissioners after the Club donated land for a park that would be adjacent to the Creek Course.
  • Three additional tennis courts, a viewing pavilion, and a second croquet lawn opened in November 2003.
  • The Creek Course was designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” in February 2004.
  • Renovations began on the clubhouse in July 2005. In June 2006 its completion was celebrated with a grand re-opening.
  • The Club's first bocce courts opened in June 2007.
  • In 2007, Hammock Dunes was designated "Outstanding Club of 2007" by the United States Croquet Association.
  • The Scholarship Trust Fund was established in 2008.
  • The expanded Links Practice Facility opened in October 2008.
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2011-2020

  • In 2011, the United States Croquet Association named Hammock Dunes "Croquet Club of the Year." The honor was earned once again in 2014.
  • Hammock Dunes Club received the "Distinguished Emerald Club of the World" award from Boardroom Magazine in 2013. In 2019, the Club was elevated to the highest achievable status of Elite.
  • In 2014, the Creek Course was named #69 on Golfweek's "Best Residential Courses 2014."
  • Two pickleball courts opened in September 2015, with two more added in June 2018 and a pickleball patio installed in April 2019.
  • A second renovation of the clubhouse began in August 2017. The $7.2 million renovation was completed in May 2019 and celebrated with a grand re-opening.
  • In July 2019, Hammock Dunes Club hosted the FSGA Florida Open.
  • The oceanfront bocce courts opened in March 2020.

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