For Immediate Release: October 30, 2015
Contact: Jan Thornburg, Sr. Communications Manager 941-954-2613
Sarasota, FL: The British Course at the Bobby Jones Golf Club, 1000 Circus Boulevard, will reopen to the public Thursday, November 5 with fresh, new turf on all 18 greens. Two putting greens also were revitalized.
“The new turf looks beautiful,” said Bobby Jones Golf Club Manager Sue Martin. “The seams of the sod are growing together very well which will give golfers a smooth, firm surface for putting. We appreciate everyone’s patience during the temporary closure and we are certain that when players experience the greens firsthand they’ll see it was worth the wait.”
To accommodate the extensive improvements, the British Course was closed in late August, the slowest time of year at Bobby Jones Golf Club.
Funding for greens maintenance and refurbishment at Bobby Jones Golf Club was approved by the City Commission in the 2014-15 fiscal year budget, which just ended.
“Our low summer rates are available through November. For 18 holes with a riding cart, the rate is just $31 before noon and $22.50 after noon. So, November will be an excellent time to check out the new greens at very good rates,” said Ms. Martin.
Bobby Jones Golf Club is a 45-hole golf facility featuring two 18-hole courses and one executive 9-hole course. For details and to book a tee time, visit www.BobbyJonesGolfClub.com
For more information about the new British greens, contact Sue Martin, Bobby Jones Golf Club Manager: 941-365-2200 ext. 5800.
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