Upgrades of the Bonita Springs, Fla. property’s North and South courses are planned for the summer months of 2017 and 2018. Jones was selected for the projects based largely on a recommendation from the courses’ original designer, Bob Cupp, before Cupp died last year.
Shadow Wood Country Club in Bonita Springs, Fla., has announced its partnership with golf course architect Rees Jones for North and South course renovations that are planned for the summer months of 2017 and 2018.
Dr. Jay Sandza, chairman of the club’s Grounds Committee, said that Jones’ desire to preserve the character of the Bob Cupp-designed courses, along with a strong recommendation from Cupp before his death in August, was paramount in the committee’s unanimous decision.
“The combination of Rees’ experience, his skilled team of designers and his friendship with Bob Cupp makes for the perfect combination for Shadow Wood Country Club as it evolves in the years to come,” said Sandza.
Shadow Wood CC includes 54 holes of championship golf among three distinctly different championship golf courses, including Shadow Wood North and South and the Arthur Hills-designed course at Shadow Wood Preserve.
Jones will visit Shadow Wood this month to begin the renovation process, the club reported, and then return in late February to discuss his philosophy for the club’s courses with the membership and answer questions about his approach to the renovations.
“We are pleased to have been selected to provide design services for Shadow Wood Country Club,” said Jones. “It is our intention to enhance the playing experience for both the North and South golf courses while maintaining the original design concepts, playability, shot options and enjoyment for all members.”
Jones has designed or redesigned more than 170 golf courses in his career, through Rees Jones Inc. Golf Course Design, which was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Montclair, N.J.
Jones’ remodeling projects have included seven U.S. Open venues, eight PGA Championship courses, five Ryder Cup sites, and two Walker Cup sites, as well as the President’s Cup at The Royal Montreal Golf Club in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He also redesigned the course at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., the permanent site of the PGA TOUR Championship that is now the final event of the FedEx Cup.