The Coral Gables, Fla. property, which houses South Florida’s only Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, plans to revamp its 30,000 sq.-ft. Mediterranean architecture-inspired clubhouse. Plans include building a new 19th Hole Bar, expanding the fitness facility and kitchen, adding a multi-level kids club and creating an indoor courtyard dining area and larger banquet space. Members of […]
A carefully considered plan of action is critical to achieving first-rate results for golf course renovation or restoration projects. First of a two-part article Whether a golf course renovation project involves a comprehensive renovation of an entire course (or two), restoring a property to its past grandeur, or overhauling a specific golf course feature such […]
Ranked according to user reviews, a short course is defined by GolfAdvisor as 18-hole courses under 5,500 yards or nine-hole courses under 2,700 yards. Hideaway Country Club in Fort Myers, Fla., takes the list’s top spot, followed by Barn Hollow at Hawk’s View Golf Club in Lake Geneva, Wis., and Palm Beach (Fla.) Par 3.
The course in an 821-home community in Land O’Lakes, Fla. closed two years ago and was listed as a short sale for $1.2 million, but the U.S. Department of the Interior approved the sale to Ace for $700,000. Members of the Plantation Palms Homeowners Association agreed to buy social memberships to the club for the next several years, accepting a $15-a-month surcharge on their association dues in exchange for discounts and other perks at the country club.
The PGA Tour is trying to hold a test event on March 8 for the new course in Rio de Janeiro, and is even offering charter-flight transportation for participants. But scheduling conflicts has many Tour players turning down the opportunity.
Canoe Brook CC was named 2015 Club of the Year and its Director of Golf, George Dietz II, earned the section’s Bill Strausbaugh Award. David Reasoner of The Ridgewood Country Club was named Golf Professional of the Year. For the Florida chapter, Jeff Hartigan of The Oaks Club will now serve as President.