After being closed for seven months, the refurbished championship golf course at the Stuart, Fla., club has a new irrigation system and regrassed tees, fairways and approaches. The $2.5 million project wraps up the club’s three-year capital improvement plan, which included a renovated clubhouse and locker rooms.
Willoughby Golf Club in Stuart, Fla., recently re-opened its refurbished golf course for member play after being closed for seven months, the Stuart (Fla.) TC Palm reported.
Golf Course Superintendent Jason Riley and his staff installed a new irrigation system on the Arthur Hills-designed championship course, and regrassed the tees, fairways and approaches adjacent to the greens, the Palm reported.
“Providing our members with the best possible golf experience is a priority for us,” Riley said.
More than 100 members were on hand for the October 15 debut and kicked off the event with a continental breakfast at the revamped Starter Building, the Palm reported.
“After regrassing our tees and fairways, there are no longer any bad lies in Willoughby, unless you count the times when some members are asked for their handicaps,” member Art Markey said.
Willoughby plays about 6,731 yards from the tips and has water on nine of the 18 holes. The course is known for offering a championship layout within a scenic setting, the Palm reported.
The $2.5 million project caps off Willoughby’s three-year capital improvement plan that included a renovated clubhouse and men’s and ladies’ locker rooms. All improvements are now in place, just in time for the club’s 25th anniversary, the Palm reported.
“This three-year, multimillion-dollar endeavor was possible because our members recognized the importance of reinvesting in their community,” General Manager Michele Reilly said. “A pristine golf course and gorgeous clubhouse are just part of what makes Willoughby great. Our active social calendar, exciting dining options and camaraderie of the membership are other reasons why our members love where they live.”
Willoughby Golf Club recently launched a Corporate Membership Program that gives area professionals access to the club for corporate golf outings, Board retreats, breakfast meetings, business workshops, company holiday parties, seminars and more, the Palm reported.