The Coral Gables, Fla., property reopened its golf course on January 30, featuring new Celebration Bermudagrass, a new irrigation system, a two-acre lake, greens rebuilt to USGA specifications, re-contoured fairways, and native plants in place of non-native foliage.
On January 30, the Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables, Fla., reopened its golf course after completing an $8 million project that features dramatic elevation changes and the addition of nearly three acres of lakes, among other updates.
Improved areas include:
· 15- to 18-foot tee boxes
· A state-of-the-art water conservation/irrigation system was installed to conserve water and energy
· A spectacular two acre lake was added along with another half-acre lake
· Greens were rebuilt to USGA specifications and enlarged for a variety of pin locations
· Fairways and roughs were replanted with the new, stronger Celebration Bermudagrass
· Fairways were re-contoured to enhance playability in the landing areas
· Non-native foliage was replaced with native plants
The club worked with Kipp Schulties Golf Design on the project.