Architects Clamor to Design Boca National GC

By | December 28, 2017

Fifteen golf course design firms, including Arnold Palmer Design Company, Greg Norman, and Nicklaus Design, have submitted requests to partner with the Boca Raton, Fla., park district to design a 27-hole golf course that the district will buy for $24 million. Many proposals for the former Ocean Breeze Golf Club property include plans for an […]

Golf Investors Focus on Smart Tech

By | November 28, 2017

Greg Norman, who is investing in PlaySight technology for instant golf swing playback as well as developing connected golf carts with “Shark Experience,” is banking on the role smart tech will play in the game’s future. “We see a lot of advantage in bringing technology into the game,” Norman says. For the golf course of the […]

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.