A long a busy stretch of Silver Springs Boulevard in the heart of Ocala, Florida, lies a golf course whose rich history is only matched by its unique charm. The Ocala Golf Club has been a part of the city's fabric for nearly eighty-five years. However, golf's origins in Ocala reach back even further to a time when the game was brought to America by a band of Scottish professionals and spread throughout Florida thanks to the deep pockets of the railroads. Muni: The History of the Ocala Golf Club explores this early history, as well as the people, rounds, and stories that helped shape the fairways and greens of this beloved course.
About the Author D.J. Jones grew up on the fairways of Ocala Golf Club and remains a devout "Muni Rat" to this day. His love of golf came practically at birth, as a fourth-generation golfer descending from not one, but two, career club professionals. A passion for the game and its early origins eventually led him on a yearlong quest to unearth the history of the course he is proud to call home. D.J. currently resides in Ocala with his wife Megan, and can often be found strolling Muni's fairways with his walker bag and a handful of clubs in tow.