MULTI-MILLION POUND UPGRADE OF OCEAN COURSE
in Palm Beach, established as one of America's most luxurious oceanfront
resorts, is to upgrade its Ocean Golf Course - the oldest golf course
in Florida - as part of a multi-million pound renovation programme.
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 will begin 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 will ensure 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.
is also building a new clubhouse, plus renovating the resort's tennis
facilities, which together with the golf course improvements is
the culmination of the resort's seven year US$100 million upgrade
The resort recently
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,
makeovers, massage and reflexology, plus an ocean view fitness centre.