Golf Course and Golf Travel News Oct 25, 2022

Golf Course and Golf Travel News Oct 25, 2022

In golf course and golf travel news this week are items from Daytona Beach, Mistwood in Chicago, Nemacolin in Pennsylvania, Cherry Hills in Colorado, Pebble Beach, the Club at Old Cypress and Pinehurst

Daytona Beach Golf Courses Reopen Following Recovery From Hurricane Ian

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With clean up from Hurricane Ian well underway, the Daytona Beach Area continues to bounce back, including the area’s acclaimed golf courses, which are welcoming players for the popular fall season.

Home to nearly 20 courses, including LPGA International and a pair of Donald Ross designs, Daytona Beach is one of Central Florida’s most popular golf destinations, delivering the type of quality, value and good times group leaders relish.

Hurricane Ian brought high winds and rain, leaving golf courses to clean up debris and downed trees but largely avoiding any structural damage. Most of Daytona Beach’s courses reopened just days after the storm and now layouts across the area are hosting players with typically outstanding conditions.

“We are delighted to welcome golfers back to Daytona Beach,” said Lori Campbell-Baker, Executive Director for the Daytona Beach Area CVB. “Area golf courses were fortunate to avoid long-term damage, and players can look forward to their favorite Daytona Beach area courses being in prime condition on their next trip to the area.”

With an average high temperature of 76 degrees in November, 71 in December and 69 in January, Daytona Beach is an idyllic winter golf destination.

For information on all of Daytona Beach’s golf offerings, visit DaytonaBeach.Golf.

Mistwood Awarded “FairWays Foundation” Grant for The Farm

Chicago area golf course one of 12 recipients world-wide to receive grant

Romeoville, IL – Mistwood Golf Club is proud to announce that they have been awarded a $9,000 grant from The FairWays Foundation for their work towards The Farm – a new food production on property to grow biodynamically, meaning all organic inputs and no chemicals, IPM methods, crop rotation & companion planting. The Farm is Mistwood’s next chapter in sustainability and commitment to environmental social responsibility in golf course maintenance, food growth and food service.

The FairWays Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding the environment, supporting conservation-based projects; big and small, as well as educational events for professionals, newcomers to the field and for future minds. The foundation seeks to directly fund local and global projects that demonstrate an aspiration to protect our natural resources.

Nemacolin Announces The Woodlands Club Membership

Bounty of outdoor and luxury amenities ignites demand to join “Real Life Magic”

Farmington, PA – Nemacolin, Pennsylvania’s premier luxury resort destination, recently debuted one of the country’s most exclusive, amenities- and service-laden membership opportunities with the freshly-curated private club offering called The Woodlands Club.

The Woodlands Club membership takes superb advantage of the of the award-winning 2,200-acre, four-season resort’s unparalleled recreational, dining, adventure, and leisure amenities plus around-the-clock concierge service and access to private aviation. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains and home to Mystic Rock and Shepherd’s Rock, two imaginative Pete Dye golf courses, Nemacolin showcases the Laurel Highlands’ vast, rugged topography, lush terrain, and majestic sweeping vistas along with grand hotels and a thrilling cornucopia of lifestyle amenities and activities.

The Club at Olde Cypress Reopens 34,000-Square-Foot Clubhouse Following Final Renovation

(NAPLES, Fla.) – The Club at Olde Cypress, one of the most vibrant, active and welcoming private clubs in Southwest Fla., has reopened its 34,000-square-foot clubhouse following the final phase of a major renovation of its interior and on the heels of a full-scale agronomic remastering of its golf course in 2021.

The clubhouse renovation is part of a multi-million-dollar investment in Olde Cypress by owner STOCK Development. In 2021, the club’s P.B. Dye-designed golf course underwent a full agronomic remastering including resurfacing of all 18 greens, practice green and chipping area with TifEagle Bermuda. Tee boxes were also enlarged, leveled and re-grassing with Bimini Bermuda. The installation of a new subsurface drainage system allows for the rapid expulsion of excess water. To complete the project, the course’s 98 bunkers were refreshed with new edging, contouring and visually-stunning sand.

Pinehurst Resort, Renews ‘Guest Drive Program’ Partnership with BMW

Complimentary Vehicles Available Exclusively for Guests 

(PINEHURST, N.C.) – Pinehurst Resort, host venue for the 2024 U.S. Open, today announces the renewal of its exclusive partnership with BMW of North America to provide guests with complimentary access to the latest BMW vehicles during their stay at the resort via the “Guest Drive Program.”

Guests of the “Cradle of American Golf” will have the opportunity to explore the unique beauty of North Carolina’s famed Sandhills region behind the wheel of their preferred “Ultimate Driving Machine.”  Pinehurst Resort’s “Guest Drive Program” is available to all registered guests with a valid driver’s license from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays.

The new program features a wide selection of BMW’s newest and most exclusive offerings, allowing guests to experience firsthand the full spectrum of BMW’s cutting-edge technology and class-leading comfort features while carving up scenic roads in their model of choice. Pending available inventory, the 2023 program will also usher in access to BMW’s all-new fully-electric vehicles – the BMW iX Sports Activity Vehicle and the BMW i4 Gran Coupe.

Cherry Hills Completes Restoration of Historic William Flynn Design

Little Dry Creek project caps a long-term restoration plan by Tom Doak and Renaissance Golf Design

DENVER, COLO. – Cherry Hills, one of America’s most historic and revered golf clubs and site of Arnold Palmer’s lone U.S. Open victory in 1960, has completed a decade-long restoration of its 1922 William Flynn golf course, which has hosted 14 major championships and will welcome the 2023 United States Amateur Championship next summer.

Cherry Hills commissioned acclaimed golf course architect Tom Doak and Renaissance Golf Design in 2007 to restore the charm, character, and playability of the original Flynn design while also lengthening it over the years to maintain the club’s heritage of hosting prestigious national championships. Much of the work has taken place over the past decade under the direction of Renaissance associate Eric Iverson.

For more information about Cherry Hills, check out the Cherry Hills Architecture Guide.

Pebble Beach Company Partners with TaylorMade Golf to Deliver Tour-Caliber Club Fitting Experience

Pebble Beach Company’s Pebble Beach Resorts invites golfers to personally enjoy the benefits of its long-standing partnership with TaylorMade Golf Company. The Pebble Beach Golf Academy is now set to offer a premier TaylorMade club fitting experience, open to golfers of all skill levels who want to better their game. From a single putter to the full bag, TaylorMade professionals are available to fit golfers’ clubs with Tour-level skill and expertise.

TaylorMade Golf has been one of the world’s leading golf equipment suppliers since its founding in 1979. It is acclaimed for its renowned Tour staff, comprised of playing professionals like Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Maria Fassi. The company is dedicated to helping golfers of all abilities play better through its innovative range of products and services. This club fitting service at the TaylorMade Performance Center in The Pebble Beach Golf Academy gives anyone the opportunity to experience the art and science of a personalized fitting for themselves. 

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