The updated golf course at the Delray Beach, Fla., property will feature Tifeagle grass on the greens, Celebration Bermuda grass on the fairways, rebuilt bunkers, and rock walls throughout. The club has arranged playing privileges for members with 20 neighboring private clubs during construction, which is expected to be complete by December 1.
Mizner Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla., has begun a $6 million dollar renovation of its Arnold Palmer championship golf course. Construction is expected to be completed by December 1.
The updated course will feature new Tifeagle grass on the greens and the fairways will be replaced with Celebration Bermuda grass, chosen for its shade and drought tolerance and its quick recovery from golfer usage. Rebuilt bunkers that utilize new drainage techniques and picturesque rock walls in several areas will be added.
The updates are a response not only to the natural wear and tear that has occurred but also to the ways the game of golf has changed in the past five decades. More powerful clubs and ergonomic balls have increased demand for fast, sure-playing surfaces—a shift the renovations will reflect.
“Over time, even the finest golf courses change and age as trees grow, native grasses and plants spread, streams ebb and flow, and players themselves place wear and tear on the course,” said Adam Jalowiec, Director of Golf Course Operations.
“The renovation will unveil a championship layout that will provide golfers of all levels with a rewarding challenge,” said Stefan Brunt, Director of Golf. “Tee shots will face strategically placed bunkers, daunting approach shots, and undulating greens throughout the 18 holes.”
During the renovation, Mizner has arranged playing privileges for members with 20 neighboring private clubs.
“Mizner delivers a family friendly community offering inclusive resort-style amenities plus a never-ending calendar of social events,” said General Manager Larry Savvides. “Now, [Kipp] Schulties’ touch on the current 18-hole Arnold Palmer championship golf course will bring new visual impact and dynamic playability to our already well known distinguished course.”