(August 20, 2020)
We are in the midst of the permitting process for our golf course renovation. The public hearing for our minor development order will be held on September 2, 2020. Golf Architect, Bill Bergin of Bergin Golf Designs, has sent our project information and parameters to golf construction companies to bid on the project.
(July 10, 2020)
We hope this message finds all of you safe, well and in good spirits. During these unprecedented times, we are humbled by the support of our community and our membership that has kept our club thriving and maintaining a sold-out membership status. We are excited to share updates surrounding our milestone project – the 2021 course renovation. As this project becomes more near in our timeline, we will be sending more frequent updates to our membership through video, email and photo. This is an exciting journey for the club and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Permitting – We are currently in the permitting process. Permitting in Florida is more detailed than most states, but we anticipate our permit to be in place so we can start right after the first of the year (February/March start time is anticipated).
Contractor Bidding – We will send out the bid information around the first of August and will have our course contractor selected by September 15.
Spraying out – We need to kill the intended disturbed areas prior to construction to ensure we do not have old turf coming back post renovation. However, we need to begin this process when the grass is green and growing, not dormant. As a result, the process of spraying out our rough and fairways will start mid-November. The greens will not be sprayed out. The affected areas will receive a green pigment application to offset the color change in the turf. Playing off of the dead turf will be similar to playing winter golf on dormant Bermuda. With good, dry conditions, we anticipate the ball to roll out nicely.
Hear from Bill Bergin of Bergin Golf Designs – We invite you to view this short video from our Golf Architect, Bill Bergin describing some of the exciting changes to come! CLICK HERE to view video.
See the Changes – Browse through our Renovation Masterplan Press Kit to see a hole-by-hole color rendering with descriptions of the changes on each hole. CLICK HERE to view Press Kit.
Plans During our Closure – Your golf committee and golf staff are hard at work, creating a local reciprocal plan and day trips that will be rolled out to all golf members very soon with ongoing modifications as courses are added and rates/play dates are determined. Practice areas will remain open to members during the closure and enhanced lessons/clinics will be scheduled in addition to games and contests on the Short Game Area and range. Members can also take advantage of Santa Rosa’s traveling golf benefits when visiting courses outside of our local area through our ClubCorp Clubline.
As always, member experience and course conditions are top-of-mind and we will continue to strive to exceed expectations leading up to the renovation. We look forward to seeing everyone on the golf course.