What had been a “relatively flat old course” when originally designed in 1966 for the Marco Island, Fla. property was lengthened and reworked with undulations, elevations and vistas, along with enlarged greens. “The modernized course should serve our membership very well over the next 50 years,” says the club’s Greens and Grounds Committee Chairman.
The golf course at The Island Country Club in Marco Island, Fla., originally built and designed by Dave Wallace in 1966, is now featuring the results of last year’s renovation, the Naples Daily News reported.
In 2017, golf course architect Kipp Schulties and RyanGolf Construction completely renovated the relatively flat old course, the Daily News reported. The course layout was kept, but the course was raised, creating undulations, elevations and vistas. The new course was lengthened to 6,852 yards and the greens were enlarged to over 7,000 square feet.
“The reviews, both internally and externally, have been outstanding,” Tony D’Agata, Chairman of the club’s Greens and Grounds Committee, told the Daily News. “The modernized course should serve our membership very well over the next 50 years.”
The historic club has been affiliated over the years with four different Open champions, the Daily News noted, including Tony Lema (British), Gene Sarazen (British), Ken Venturi (U.S. Open) and Women’s U.S. Open champion Pat Bradley.
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