The par-72 golf course now features a greater variety of tees, new greens built to USGA standards, an expanded game development center, an augmented drainage system, a new irrigation system, and improved capillary bunker liner system. The facility will hold a grand reopening October 22.
Arnold Palmer designed the golf course at The Plantation at Ponte Vedra Beach (Fla.) to be both challenging for experienced golfers, but also fun for those just learning the game, the Jacksonville (Fla.) Business Journal reported.
“It’s kind of cozy,” the late golf legend said about 30 years ago. “Not only the best golfers can play it and find it challenging, but the average or poor golfer will also have the opportunity to enjoy the course.”
The community has now invested $7 million into revitalizing the par 72 golf course, implementing:
- a greater variety of tees
- new greens built to USGA standards
- an expanded game development center
- an augmented drainage system
- a new irrigation system that included 2,275 sprinkler heads and 31.8 miles of pipe
- improved capillary bunker liner system.
Greg Letsche, a professional golf course architect, oversaw and redesigned The Plantation golf course. The facility will hold a grand reopening October 22 where PGA tour professional Billy Horschel and Letsche will discuss the course prior to playing it, the Business Journal reported.