The Palm Coast, Fla. property, part of the Hammock Beach Club community, features the Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course and Tom Watson-designed Conservatory Course, as well as a Hydro-grid tennis center, 91,000-sq. ft. water park with water slide and lazy river, full-service spa, fitness center, casual and fine dining, and a marina.
KDG Capital a Florida-based real estate private-equity firm and the new owners of The Club at Hammock Beach, part of the Hammock Beach Club community in Palm Beach, Fla., has selected Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, to manage the club’s 36-hole golf operation, as well as golf shop merchandising, golf course agronomy and club/membership marketing.
The Club at Hammock Beach, located in Northeast Florida along a two-mile stretch of the Atlantic coast, 30 minutes south of St. Augustine, offers a luxury resort experience and family-friendly neighborhood environment, all connected by walking paths and sidewalks and set on the Atlantic Ocean.
For golf the club features the Jack Nicklaus-designed Ocean Course and the Conservatory Course, a Tom Watson Signature Design. The Ocean Course has six holes that play along the Atlantic Ocean and concludes with “The Bear Claw,” a collection of four daunting holes precariously edging the sweeping coastline.
The Conservatory Course is highlighted by waterfalls, streams and veneered fieldstone work. In addition to 140 sand and coquina bunkers, Watson also added three sod-faced bunkers as a nod to his affinity for British links-style golf.
In addition to golf, Hammock Beach includes a Hydro-grid tennis center overlooking the Intercostal Waterway, a 91,000 sq.-ft. water park with water slide and lazy river, a full-service spa, a state-of-the-art fitness center, casual and fine dining restaurants, and a marina.
“We elected to partner with Troon to significantly elevate the member and guest experience at Hammock Beach,” said Greg Ogle, a partner with KDG Capital. “Troon’s track record of managing other courses for us has proven their vision and focus in providing the premier golfing experience. Additionally, Troon’s vast array of resources is simply incredible.”
Added Bruce Glasco, Troon’s Chief Operating Officer: “The opportunity to manage a tremendous property like The Club at Hammock Beach is very exciting. Our Troon Privé management team will now look to further elevate the already tremendous operations at Hammock Beach. We are confident that our management practices and dedication to outstanding service will make an already exceptional property even better.”