Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, had its debut of the renovated 18-hole Resort Course on December 1st. The renovation, which, began in April of this year, has restored the course’s classical beauty and playability while modernizing the golf experience in order to appeal to the game’s ever-changing demographic.
In an effort to cater to golfers of all skill levels and those faced with limited time, the resort has installed a family tee on every hole. These tees are featured in Barefoot Golf, a fun, laid-back experience intended toward families and those seeking a more casual golf environment. “We aimed to modernize the existing Fred Couples and Gene Bates design, while elevating playability and enjoyment for guests” remarked John Tolbert, President and Managing Director of the Boca Raton Resort & Club. “Now, those seeking a challenging golf experience may gain just as much enjoyment as those seeking a more casual, barefoot golf experience” added Tolbert.
Highlights of the renovation include: reconstructed TifEagle putting surfaces, a new putting practice green added behind the clubhouse, and larger tees to accommodate increased rounds. Additionally, the course was re-grassed with modern turf grass to improve playing conditions, using Celebration Bermuda grass for all tees, fairways, and rough. A number of bunkers were reshaped or removed, and a number of new bunkers were added to improve overall course aesthetic and playability. The reconstruction of the course has resulted in a more scenic and lush layout with pronounced water streams and waterfalls for players to enjoy throughout.
“We are ecstatic to debut the modernized and refreshed Resort Course. The renovation is a great way to cap off the year and provides both new and returning guests with an elegant, fun and ambitious course,” says Jimmy Gascoigne, head golf professional, Boca Raton Resort & Club.Previous Post Next Post
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