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About 100 local homeowners recently pooled funds to purchase, renovate and reopen the Birmingham, Ala., property, all while voluntarily mowing the course throughout its eight-year closure. The formerly private club is now semi-private. Heatherwood Hills Country Club in Birmingham, Ala., has reopened with a new business model and management, the Columbiana, Ala., Shelby County Reporter […]
Hiddenbrooke GC in Vallejo, Calif., which has had previous arrangements with other management companies, will now be managed by Troon. The Club at Eaglebrooke in Lakeland, Fla., will now be operated by Billy Casper Golf, and an agreement has been finalized for Tiger Point GC in Breeze, Fla., to be managed by Honours Golf.
According to employees of the Birmingham, Ala., golf course, the beavers were rounded up “by government employees” in January because they destroy the vegetation that the endangered watercress darter lives in, and have also expanded the Roebuck Spring into the fairway of the No. 8 hole. Just five days after the beaver kill, hole No. 8 was still unplayable due to flooding.
The $6 million project will include a redesign of the current pool with the addition of a zero-entry section for young children with splash pads. Also, a new adult pool with pool bar will be built. In addition, a new fitness center will go up along with an upscale outdoor and screened-in dining area. “We needed to be more family-friendly,” says General Manager Michael Murray. “We hope [the club] can be a one-stop shop.”
The 18-hole golf course at the Birmingham, Ala., property will see $6.5 million of changes, with an overhaul of the irrigation system, greens, sod, cart path, bunkers and water feature. The plan for the property-wide renovations was approved in June, and work on the course is expected to be complete in early 2018.