MILLION POUND UPGRADE OF OCEAN COURSE AND CREATION OF OLD FLORIDA
in Palm Beach, established as one of America’s most luxurious ocean
front resorts, is upgrading its Ocean Golf Course – the oldest golf
course in Florida – as part of a multi-million pound renovation
programme which also includes a brand new golf and tennis clubhouse.
the golf course is scheduled for November 2000 and the new clubhouse
is due to be completed in January 2001.
over 100 years ago, the par-70 Ocean Golf Course is situated within
the resort’s 140 acres of tropical grounds and was created by Alexander
Findley in the Donald Ross-style. In May, renowned US golf architect
Brian Silva began improvements on tee elevations, tee sizes, surface
slopes, pin-placement areas and bunkers, as well as installing a
new drainage and complex irrigation system.
Palm Beach county,
home to golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Greg Norman, is considered
to be the capital of golf in Florida with over 150 golf courses.
The Breakers boasts two championship golf courses, in addition to
the Ocean Golf Course, located just 10 miles west from the resort
is Breakers West.
During the renovation,
The Breakers has ensured there will be minimal disruption to golfers
as a special complimentary shuttle service will provide easy access
to the championship par-71 Breakers West course.
The new 32,000
sq. ft, two-storey clubhouse will be reminiscent of a grand old
Florida estate and is the design of Massachusetts based interior
designer, Frank Nicholson. The clubhouse, the renovation of the
resort’s tennis facilities, and the golf course improvements is
the culmination of the resort’s seven-year US$100 million up-grade
Last year the
resort unveiled a US$25 million ultra-luxury Spa and Beach Club
complex, which includes four pools, 17 treatment rooms and spa Suites,
a unisex beauty salon providing manicures, pedicures, body wraps,
make-overs, massage and reflexology, plus a ocean view fitness centre.
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