St. Andrews County Club teams with Tom Fazio II Designs ® to renovate Olde Course
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) May 05, 2016
St. Andrews Country Club members recently approved a new three phase, $25 Million Club Improvement Plan which includes the complete renovation and redesign of the St. Andrews Olde Course expected to be completed by December 2016. Tom Fazio II is the course architect and will oversee all stages of the project.
Fazio’s design for the Olde Course features a dramatic visual appearance, stunning and strategic bunkering, picturesque framing of new landscaping, new bulkheads and lake banks, new drainage and irrigation foundations, new greens, tees, bunkers and cart paths, installation of Bermuda Turf, and most importantly, improving the playability for members and guests.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to be working with the wonderful team and members of such a prestigious country club,” said Fazio. “When St. Andrews reached out to me I was very excited to take on this project and do everything I can to create the best design to make their Olde Course new again. It is my honor and privilege to contribute to St. Andrews’ reputation of being ‘The Best of the Best,” with my new and innovative design.”
Tom Fazio II is recognized throughout the golfing world for his high quality, hands on approach to the renovation process and for his demonstrated ability to create and implement a design which is not only aesthetically appealing but one which provides players of all levels with a golfing experience which is both fun and rewarding. His portfolio includes Quail Valley Golf Club, Vero Beach, FL; Trump National Golf Club, Marco Simone Golf Club, and the future Ryder Cup Rome, Italy, just to name a few.
“One of our main priorities when creating this design plan was to improve the playability of the Olde Course to be more enjoyable for all golfers through a design focused on wider fairways and open green approaches,” said George Kervern, Director of Course & Grounds at St. Andrews Country Club.
Improvements to the practice facilities include creating a larger and centrally located putting green, relocation of the chipping complex to provide an area for longer chip shots, adding a bunker for long iron and green side practice shots. The chipping green and surrounding areas will offer a variety of contours and slopes, and a new target green will be accessible from both the range tee and new chipping area.
“We are pleased with the response from our members about our current golf course renovations,” said Steve Irwin, President, Board of Governors at St. Andrews Country Club. “It is their enthusiasm and support which enabled us to make the commitment to upgrade our golf course. A new course enhances the member experience for all of us, making St. Andrews Country Club even better than before.”
“The $25 million investment solidifies our commitment to deliver our brand promise to provide our members with the finest amenities and facilities that distinguish us from other club communities in the area,” said Craig D. Martin C.C.M., St. Andrews Country Club Chief Operating Officer and General Manager. “We are very excited to have Tom a part of our team. We know that his expertise will deliver that special and unique factor which ultimately supports our commitment to increasing real estate values and enhancing member experience.”
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About St. Andrews Country Club
St. Andrews Country Club of Boca Raton, resident-only Platinum Club of America and Distinguished Emerald Club of the World ranked in the Top Ten of America’s Healthiest Club’s is internationally recognized for magnificent estate residences and recently completed $17.5 million in renovations. The Club features superior amenities, two 18-hole championship golf courses, including an Arnold Palmer Signature Design®. The club offers a comprehensive Golf Performance Center with indoor hitting bay, private practice area, V1 Digital Coaching System and FlightScope Launch Monitor® technologies, and a Callaway Golf® branded club fitting area. The Club features a full service spa and fitness center and a 125,000 square foot completely remodeled Clubhouse with four unique restaurants. A brand new Recreation & Aquatic Center features three pools, poolside dining, Splash Club and state-of-the-art playground equipment and air-conditioned game room. St. Andrews has played host to numerous PGA golf exhibitions led by touring pros such as Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, John Daly and Rocco Mediate, and is the home course to LPGA Touring Professional and resident Morgan Pressel. Please visit http://www.standrewscc.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
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