This highly desirable historic neighborhood features single-family homes that were built in the early to mid-1900’s. Most houses in this neighborhood overlook the University of Florida golf course which is located off of SW 2nd Avenue within walking distance of the law school, campus, stadium and Lake Alice. The streets in Golfview have rolling hills and large shaded oak trees.
This neighborhood was developed by James Howard Parrish and Mercer Moornam Parrish of the Inter-Southern Life Insurance Company when Gainesville’s population began to grow and the city started to expand westward from the downtown and university area. Golfview has 85 houses, with current home prices ranging from the $190Ks to the $325Ks. The Mark Bostick Golf Course is owned by the University of Florida and is a state of the art 118 acre golf course which as originally opened in 1922 as the Gainesville Golf and Country Club. It is now home of the Florida Gators men’s and women’s golf teams.
In 2001, golf course architect Bobby Weed completed a four million dollar renovation of the course and it is now a par 70 course with over 6,700 yards. The course has held several NCAA Regional tournaments and continues to host the Gator Invitational, Lady Gator Invitational, and Gator Golf Day annually. Memberships to the course are only available for University of Florida students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Guests of members are allowed to play on the course as well. View the Mark Bostick Golf Course membership options. The Pro Shop is open daily from 7am – 7 pm. Golfview is zoned for Finley Elementary, Westwood Middle, and Gainesville High School.