Government, mining, and agriculture are the major sectors of the area's economy. Other historic landmarks include the Old Polk County Courthouse built in 1909 and Bartow High School, formerly Summerlin Institute, the oldest high school in the county.The current school within the school, Summerlin Academy, is named in honor of the former school name.Bartow, the first brigade commander to die in combat during the American Civil War. It is part of the Lakeland−Winter Haven Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had an estimated population of 584,383 in 2009. Located near the source of the Peace River, Bartow is approximately 39 miles (63 km) east of Tampa, Florida and 50 miles (80 km) southwest of the Greater Orlando area. The official city nickname is the "City of Oaks and Azaleas".The city is near the center of "Lightning Alley" and has frequent afternoon thunderstorms in the summer, but typically has sunny and mild winters. Three districts within the city are on the National Register of Historical Places.
While the Golden Gate city doesn't get as much recognition as its more famous golf destination to the south - Pebble Beach - San Francisco has a great history in the game. San Francisco is also one of the world's great cities, with fantastic restaurants ranging from old Italian to authentic Chinese, tourist attractions such as Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf and the Cable Cars and great hotels among one of the most iconic skylines in the world.
There's no golf destination in the world quite like Hawaii, home to stunning mountain backdrops and ocean breezes on every fairway.