Golf was originally started in Miami with a six-hole course around the Royal Palm Hotel in 1897. In 1898 Henry Flagler opened the
Miami Country Club along NW 11th Street and 12th Ave along the Miami River. The course was a nine-hole course and was
accessible from the Royal Palm Hotel by boat or a two-hour journey along a dirt road.
James Bright and Glenn H. Curtiss became partners in land development and the Curtiss-Bright Ranch Company was incorporated
January 27, 1921. On December 30, 1922, the corporate name was changed to the Curtiss-Bright Company.
In 1921 the Curtiss-Bright Ranch Company was developing the City of Hialeah. Mr. Curtiss envisioned an adjacent community to the
west of the Miami Canal as a planned residential community. The plan for the community included wide boulevards, large
single-family residential lots, with stringent building and zoning laws and a golf course. The Curtiss-Bright Ranch Company began
clearing the land in Country Club Estates, (City of Miami Springs) around 1922.