Effective Jan. 1, 2011, Tampa-based Ace Golf acquired member-owned Wentworth Golf Club.
For the first time since it was founded in 1990, Wentworth is now open to public play as a semi-private club, and will still maintain an exclusive membership at what is considered one of the finest golf clubs in the Tampa Bay area.
Wentworth is known for its Platinum Paspallum greens which offer superior appearance, playability and maintenance benefits for our golf courses. Combined with our naturally rolling terrain with abundant wildlife and intricate layout set amongst million dollar homes in the upscale Wentworth community, Wentworth Golf Club offers a world-class golfing experience.
The Steve Smyers-designed par-71 golf course is one of several high-end courses that he designed in the area, including Old Memorial in Tampa, Grand Pines and Isleworth in Orlando, and Southern Dunes in Haines City. Wentworth also has a complete practice facility including driving range, practice putting green and short game area.
Ace Golf is family-owned by married couple Bill Place and Su Lee. Place started Ace Golf over 20 years ago in 1993 as Tampa-area Golf Practice Range facilities that included miniature golf, batting cages, and golf pro shops.
In 2005, Ace Golf purchased the Pebble Creek Golf Club, renovated it extensively, returned the club to profitability and nearly doubled the number of members and rounds played there. In addition to Pebble Creek, Ace Golf has Golf Practice Ranges in Brandon and Riverview.
Wentworth Golf Club and Crescent Oaks Country Club joined the Ace Golf family in 2011. The clubhouses, banquet rooms, and courses at both clubs were renovated and improved over the last few years.