The Orlando, Fla., club’s project, which is expected to be complete in November 2013, will include resurfacing all greens with TifEagle turf, a strategic bunker renovation, laser-leveling tees and expanding the practice facilities with a new teeing area. While the course is closed, the facility’s golf shop, restaurants, practice facility, and special events venues will remain open.
MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., has announced that the Marriott Golf-managed facility will undergo a $1.5 million rejuvenation with an expected completion date of November 2013.
“We are very excited to undertake this course renovation project at MetroWest and further enhance what has long been considered an unmatched Orlando golfing experience,” said Steve Schaller, General Manager. “Among our goals is to continually meet the demands of golfers of all playing levels. This renovation will not only be well received by better players, but it addresses two significant golfer demands that have been outlined by the USGA and The PGA of America, which is pace of play and the overall playability of today’s golf course layouts.”
Under the direction of Billy Fuller Golf Design of Atlanta, Ga., the project includes the resurfacing of all greens with TifEagle turf—an ultradwarf Bermuda grass—that provides golfers with improved putting conditions, and will be complimented by a strategic bunker renovation. Additionally, all tee boxes will be laser leveled and resurfaced, and the practice facilities will be expanded with a new teeing area.
MetroWest is a classic and traditional-style 18-hole public, par-72 golf course. It offers four sets of tees measuring over 7,000 yards and features spring-fed lakes, mature native trees, expansive rolling fairways with dramatic elevation changes and large undulating greens surrounded by sculpted bunkers.
While the course is closed, the popular practice facility at MetroWest will remain open, as will the golf shop, restaurants and special events venues at the facility. To follow the progress of the renovation, visit www.metrowestgolf.com.