The Atlantic Beach, Fla., club is planning to begin construction later this year, replacing the existing course with a 6,815-yard, par-71 championship layout designed by Erik Larsen, with a projected completion of October 2014. The property will also change its name to Atlantic Beach Country Club.
Construction of a major new golf course at Selva Marina Country Club in Atlantic Beach, Fla., is set to begin later this year, United Kingdom-based Golf Course Architecture reported.
Replacing the existing course at the site, the Erik Larsen-designed 6,815-yard, par-71 championship course is due to be opened in October 2014. The club will also change its name to Atlantic Beach Country Club, GCA reported.
Led by development professionals Rick and Susie Wood, Atlantic Beach Partners is the group behind the project. A members-only meeting took place on August 15, with over 400 people turning out to examine and discuss the project plans, GCA reported.
The course once hosted the Great Jacksonville Open, which later became the Players Championship, but saw a period of degeneration before the recent project began, GCA reported.
Extra land was found within the course and has been sold for housing, allowing the club and the Atlantic Beach Partners to re-plan and re-finance in order to make the improvements, GCA reported.
Construction work should start in December, and would be a ‘complete redo,’ Larsen said.
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