New club owner David Cummings and his his team recently created a website to provide information about the plans for the club in Tallahassee, Fla. The online information says club owners “are seeking to rezone more than 260 acres of golf course property to Open Space, reversing a previous owner’s plan to use part of the course for new home sites.” In addition, it appears that the North Course will be restored to facilitate golf.
The recent sale of the Killearn Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla. to entrepreneur David Cummings, a Tallahassee native who grew up in Killearn Estates, has provided another opportunity for the club to reach new heights, Tallahassee Reports reported.
Cummings and his team recently created a website to provide information about the plans for the club.
One of the first actions by the new owner is to change the zoning of the North Course which was altered during a controversial negotiation with a previous owner to facilitate residential development, Tallahassee Reports reported.
It now appears that the residential development will never happen, Tallahassee Reports reported.
The website states, that club owners “are seeking to rezone more than 260 acres of golf course property to Open Space, reversing a previous owner’s plan to use part of the course for new home sites.”
In addition, it appears that the North Course will be restored to facilitate golf, Tallahassee Reports reported.
The website states that “Cummings is leading the plan to restore the Country Club, renovate the 18-hole course and North Course (Narrows).”
There will also be improvements to the main course layout, Tallahassee Reports reported. The website states that the new owners “are working with a renowned golf architect and are excited to preserve the legacy of this historic hometown course.”
The plan includes amenities such as short game practice areas, a longer driving range and smart features like cart GPS and Toptracer technology, Tallahassee Reports reported.
Non-golf amenities include state-of-the-art tennis and pickleball courts suited for league play, tournaments and one-on-one instruction.
Also, an entirely new clubhouse will be constructed, featuring an upscale lounge, a dining area offering views of the course, a full-service menu, special holiday offerings and space for private parties, Tallahassee Reports reported.
It is also noted that the pool will be updated.
And while the “Killearn Inn” will not be rebuilt, the plans feature a small cluster of “charming cottages nestled within the natural environment,” Tallahassee Reports reported. Cottages will be available for visiting golf groups, tournament players and guests of club members to enjoy.
The club and all current amenities will close for approximately 18 months on Sept. 6 to facilitate the redevelopment.
Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA, has been selected by Cummings to develop the course master plan and oversee the renovation this fall.