Golf Course Renovation (Original & Hialeah):
The Original Golf Course was closed in August 2020 for renovation and will reopen June 1st 2021. The Hialeah Course will close in August 2021 for renovation and reopen on June 1st, 2022.
**Please note that both golf courses will be closed to hotel guests from August 2020 through May 31, 2021 and August 2021 through May 31st, 2022.
Major Initiatives include:
- Tee Boxes - Each tee box will be re-constructed and seeded. Some have been adjusted to create an inline perspective of the complex, and some have been elevated or lowered. There is minimal change to the existing yardage.
- Sand Bunker Reconstruction - Bunker reconstruction, using the Better Billy Bunker drainage system, will have the biggest impact on visibility and result in a consistent standard from bunker to bunker. The drainage system will also alleviate the severe washouts encountered with thunderstorms.
- Cart Path Replacement/Relocation - Portions of the cart paths will be relocated and replaced for a more consistent appearance and a smoother ride
- Green Renovations - The greens will be renovated through a re-grassing of the surfaces, as well as adjustments along the perimeters to address some of the severe slopes and valleys that create difficulty for play, as well as increase cupping space.
What Holes on the Original Golf Course have significantly changed?
Holes 8, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17 and 18 have all been realigned and enlarged to various degrees. A new Senior Tee has been added to Hole 15.
What aspects of renovation will be most beneficial to golfers?
The most beneficial changes will be improved sightlines through elevation changes, bunker reconstruction and more playability area. The beautification of the golf course including new cart paths, landscaping and reconfiguration of tees and bunkers will add to the overall aesthetics.
What positive environmental impacts have been made during the renovation?
As a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" we continue to focus on environmental efforts including reducing water consumption with new irrigation and drainage systems. The habitat and surrounding areas will be refreshed with the removal of dead trees and planting of new shrubs, trees and native grasses.