The public course in Tallahassee, Fla. that is owned by Florida State University will start the project in mid-August under the direction of Jack Nicklaus and his son Jack Nicklaus II, to turn it into the first Jack Nicklaus Legacy Course in North America. The closure will last through September 2019, and as part of…
The City Council of Fort Worth, Texas has approved $1.7 million towards what will be a $4.8 million project for the historic course, which hasn’t had a major update since originally designed by John Bredemus more than 75 years ago.
The work on the course designed by Tom Kite and Roy Bechtol has been completed in time for the Austin, Texas club’s 30th anniversary.
A project to modernize the 25-year-old golf course at the Woodside, Calif., club will include about 180,000 cubic yards of grading and 63,000 cubic yards of added sand, while maintaining its current footprint. Holes will be rerouted, the drainage and irrigation systems, greens, tees and sand bunkers will be upgraded, and 53 mature native trees will be felled while 219 native trees will be planted.
Now that the renovation is complete, Stevens Park plays to a par of 70 with a rating of 70.3 and a slope of 127.
Both courses are being modified in accordance with the club’s master plan to provide more balanced game for golfers and speed up play.
The facility now includes a full-service, 40-person practice facility plus reconstructed green complexes, concrete cart paths, more bunkers around the golf course and more trees.
The 18-hole, par-72 championship course now boasts new grass on all of the fairways.
In addition to rebuilding all 18 greens, the project will include work on some bunkers, repairing drainage problems in a few fairways and expanding the practice range.
Work includes new tee box on Hole 7, two new bridges and lightning shelter.
In addition to updating the greens, Rees Jones and his team changed the contours on some of the fairways, added bunkers and replaced grass from fence to fence.
The membership recently approved a $500,000 renovation of the club’s casual dining venue, The Cabana Grille.
Metropolis is making the modifications to meet the changing needs of its golf membership.
Currently, the front nine are open to members, and the grand reopening for all 18 holes is scheduled for July 1.
A Dayton-area private golf course is getting a facelift as part of an effort to boost membership.