History

0fddbeb5cbe0b86e4f373d328ad27563.jpgThe 1970's brought great things to Lauderhill. The Inverrary community was planned, designed and constructed during the 1970's. The Greens or Low Greens as it was first named was built in particular by the Romano Brothers in 1974. Inverrary was flourishing with new residents and many new facilities and today it is estimated that over 18,000 residents call Inverrary home. Many residents came from the northeast and were often called "snowbirds" because they came each year to spend their winters in Lauderhill. Residents were encouraged to join the popular Inverrary Country Club and Hotel. The Inverrary community was built by the Haft-Gaines company and site planning was done by EDSA.

JACKIE GLEASON put the City of Lauderhill on the national map. At the time, Jackie Gleason starred in one of the most popular shows on television, THE HONEYMOONERS, which became a TV classic that is still enjoyed by millions in reruns. He built his home, "Gleason Manor", in 1971, at the Hills of Inverrary on the golf course to promote new development and the annual professional golf tournament referred to as the CLASSIC.

840d93fecc1ae886c32a630f47eb0c1b.jpgIn 1972, Gleason was approached to host the Inverrary Classic golf tournament. For nearly the first decade, this tournament was hosted by him at the Inverrary Golf and Country Club which is adjacent to The Greens. Major movie stars, Presidents, and dignitaries came to Lauderhill every year to play in the Classic. Residents of the Greens would bring out their lawn chairs and refreshments and line up along the sidelines to enjoy this event. Gleason's name remained part of the event title until 1980. He died of cancer on June 24, 1987, at the age of 71 at his home in the Hills of Inverrary. Many can still picture him riding about on his Rolls-Royce golf cart. Now only the memories remain and are embedded in the hearts of those at the Greens who witnessed it all.