The 18-hole, par-72 championship course now boasts new grass on all of the fairways.
The Naples (Fla.) Beach Hotel & Golf Club’s championship golf course has officially reopened for play. The course was closed June 6-September 1, 2011 so that it could undergo additional enhancements to those made last summer.
The 18-hole, par-72 championship layout now boasts new grass on all of the fairways. This follows the enhancements in the summer of 2010 which included new grass on 12 of the greens, and on all 18 tee boxes, and new bridges over some of the course’s water features. The design of the course and the yardage remain the same, and the course continues to be open to the public, with discounts provided to guests staying at the resort, according to Head Golf Professional George Willard.
Built in 1927, the course has been updated over the years – first by Mark Mahanna in 1948, then by famed golf course architect Ron Garl in 1980, 1993 and 1998.
“The enhancements we’ve made to the course this summer and last summer were designed to enhance play while maintaining the originality of the course that has been our trademark for decades,” said Willard.
The resort recently completed a $22 million renovation in 2010. The multi-phase project included the renovation of guest rooms and suites, and the addition of a new $5 million beachfront pool complex that features two pools, two whirlpools, the open-air Poolside bar and grille, restrooms, and locker facilities, as well as a pool/recreational shop.
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