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Welcome to Bartow Golf Course

Bartow Golf Course is an old school traditional golf course which originally opened as a 9 hole course in 1919.  In December of 1926 the course was opened as a Links Style 18 hole course designed by Donald Ross.  The Par 72 course features four sets of tees ranging from 5200 yards to 6600 yards with no homes, just you and Mother Nature.  The Bartow Golf Course is better known to most as the “TOW”.  The “TOW” has hosted the Youth Villa Classic for over 50 years, raising money for the Sherriff Youth Ranch in Bartow along with many other Tournament events.  The beauty of the Oaks and peaceful wildlife mixed with the challenging greens and casual dog legs scattered with water hazards throughout makes the “TOW” a diamond in the rough!!

Come enjoy a nice relaxing casual day at the “TOW”!!

Enhance Your Golf Skills at Bartow

Learn to enjoy the game with expert advice on the fundamentals of the swing, short game and golf course management with Chris Banks.  Banks has 40 years playing experience and 19 years teaching experience that will help you enhance your skills and learn to enjoy the game and the great thrill golf gives you!!  Banks has won four Polk County Majors and has also developed many of the best players to come through Polk County.  Call Today for an appointment 863-533-9183.


The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches were founded by the Florida Sheriffs Association as a nonprofit, residential childcare agency in 1957; the Youth Ranches statewide network of care has served thousands of Florida’s needy and deserving children. Dedicated to the prevention of juvenile delinquency and the development of lawful, productive citizens, the Youth Ranches include four residential childcare campuses and two camps helping to restore home, fulfill dreams, and prepare boys and girls for the future.

Additionally, community-based services provide intensive family counseling, family life education, foster care, and other services to as many of Florida’s troubled and at-risk children as possible.

Today, and throughout their history, the ranches have depended on the generosity of private donations as their primary funding source. Many generous individuals have shared their resources to help these deserving boys and girls begin anew.

Call (800) 765-3797 for more information on any Youth Villa Classic activity

“Great staff, friendly and efficient. Course is challenging and plays from several sets of tees.”

Jerry Grabill

Player, 5 out of 5 stars