DRIVING RANGE: Construction has started on the new state-of-the-art driving range. We are building a 15 bay covered facility that will feature Top Tracer technology in each bay, along with power tees. There will be tables and chairs for everyone's comfort, as well as a concession stand where snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Also, the range will include a larger bay to utilize for lessons or to reserve for small parties and events. We will keep everyone posted on the opening date.
GOLF COURSE: With the construction of the new driving range, two of the holes on the golf course were closed. Although these holes were closed, we opened 1 new golf hole and modified some of the remaining 16 holes to still offer a golf course that has 18 playable golf holes. We anticipate the modified course will only be in use for the 2023 season, as we have also started the construction on two new golf holes. Our plans are to have the new holes available for the 2024 golf season.
As stated we are in the middle of exciting changes and do have some areas where construction is taking place. The golf course is still in great shape to play, but some areas are considered to be Abnormal Ground Conditions, for score posting purposes. Under the USGA rules, simply defined, the rule states these unmarked areas throughout the golf course can be considered Abnormal Ground Conditions. The player has the option to play the ball as it lies or take nearest point of complete relief, no closer to the hole, 1-club length. When determining relief, a player should use the natural boundary of the area as a guide for the nearest point of relief.
We look forward to seeing everyone for the 2023 season and will keep updates coming as the projects move along.
Our course changed for the better again in 2015. Our new fairway extensions added about 250 yards to the course from the black tees. New No. 17 is an extraordinary, and long, par-5 that meanders downhill and then around a ridge for almost 600 yards from the tips. New No. 11 is a short par-5 from the everyday tees, but a very long par-4 from the blacks. And hole #3, formerly a very short and straight par-4 has become a heroic 255 yard par-3 from the back tees, and a nicely challenging 200-yarder for the average player. 2015 also saw the addition of our short game practice green. All of these improvements to the course will maintain, and we hope enhance, the original design intent of our classic course.
Our course features a vintage 1922 design and an ongoing philosophy that is based on strategic and tactical adaptability.