Ocean Breeze GC to Rebrand as Boca National GC

By | September 27, 2017

The Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District plans to buy the Boca Raton, Fla., property for $24 million and revitalize it to create a “public golf course with a private club atmosphere.” The renovation is expected to cost $14 million, and the district projects the golf club will make $2.5 million per year. The […]

USGA Postpones Women’s Mid-Amateur at Quail Creek CC

By | September 13, 2017

Heavy rain in August had already affected preparations for the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship at the Naples, Fla., property, which was scheduled for October 7-12, but Hurricane Irma ultimately forced the tournament to be postponed. No rescheduled date has yet been established. The first United States Golf Association event in Collier County will have to […]

Norman, Dye Courses in Florida Set for Overhauls

By | May 9, 2017

The Greg Norman-designed Black Course at Tiburon GC at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla. has been closed until November for a complete “remastering.” In Estero, Fla., members of the West Bay Club have approved a $4 million renovation of the Pete Dye-designed championship course; the project will begin in April 2018, with expected completion by November 2018.

Golf Leaders Cite Distance as Impediment to the Game

By | May 2, 2017

Mike Davis, chief executive of the United States Golf Association, said that increased hole distance has had a negative effect on the game, forcing golf courses to expand and use more resources, while making a round take more time to play. Last year, Jack Nicklaus told BBC Sport that the focus on distance is “the most ridiculous thing in the game.”