Airco Golf Course Closes After 50 Years Of Service

Airco Golf Course, located adjacent to the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airport, closed its doors for good on May 15th. Airco was the latest victim of a down economy that has wreaked havoc on Tampa Bay area golf courses. The course had been losing money since 2008. In March, the Pinellas County Commission voted 6-1 to close down Airco. It left a three-month window for finding a private investor, but no takers were found. Airco opened in 1961, It as a flat, treeless layout designed by Chick Adams.

Trees were eventually added but the basic layout was kept throughout its existence. [Excerpts taken from St. Petersburg Times article in May 19, 2011 edition.]


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