The semi-private club in Englewood, Fla., will begin installing Champion Grass greens on July 5, with completion expected by October 1. The project will be financed through the “sale” of all 18 holes at $3,500 each to members, who will be recognized via an engraved plaque in the clubhouse.
Course improvements are underway at Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, a semi-private club in a 1,000-acre gated, master-planned community in Englewood, Fla.
The work is scheduled to begin on July 5 with an anticipated reopening of the greens on October 1. Course improvements include the installation of Champion Grass greens as part of the community’s United States Golf Associations’ best practices. This update will extend championship conditions throughout the year—particularly during the cooler temperatures of its high season.
The turf will be planted using the “no-till” process and will not require excavation of the greens or any changes in the contours though maximization of green space will occur during the process. Play will continue at Boca Royale Country Club by utilizing temporary greens.
This project will be financed through the “sale” of all 18 holes at $3,500 each to willing individual (and syndicates) members. Current golf members will have priority on hole selection. Each purchaser will be recognized via an engraved plaque, which will be displayed in the clubhouse member’s room. Member contributions will be matched by the club’s residential developer Pat Neal, chief executive officer of Neal Communities.
“This idea was brought forward by a Boca Royale Golf & Country Club member and illustrates the passion and team spirit that this community is known for,” said General Manager Ian Fetigan.
Tim Smith, golf course superintendent, is partnering with Morris Brown, chief executive officer of Champion Grass, to make sure this project is a victory for its golfers.