Golf Course News

•  Bloomingdale Golfer’s Club in Valrico underwent a $250,000 renovation this past summer. Every green was re-grassed with Champions Bermuda grass, the same grass found on the greens at Seminole Golf Club, the No. 1 ranked course in Florida. This Ron Garl-designed layout has been a Tampa Bay favorite since opening in 1983. For more information, go to www.bloom-ingdalegolf.com.

•  The Claw at USF also renovated their greens this past summer. They also went with Champions Bermuda grass. Other notable courses with Champions greens include PGA National, TPC Southwind (home of the St. Jude Classic), and An-nandale Golf Club (15-time Tour stop). For more information, go to www.theclawusfgolf.com.

•  The St. Petersburg Country Club, a prominent private club that has history dating back to 1924, also renovated its greens. Each green was re-grassed with Champions Bermuda grass. The existing practice putting green was enlarged and a 9-hole putting course was contructed. All 18 tee complexes were re-shaped, laser leveled, and re-planted with Celebration, a strain of Bermuda grass. The practice range was also re-leveled using the laser level method and several small target greens added. For more information, go to www.stpetecc.com.

•  Largo Golf Course now offers an online tee time reservation service. Go to www.largogolf.com and register. You can also access the same system by calling (727) 475-5108 and entering your phone ID number. This par-62 executive course was renovated in early 2007 and now offers USGA standard greens and an enhanced golfing experience. Walk or ride in electric golf carts on their new cart paths as you enjoy a leisurely round and take in the natural sights that make Largo a bird-lover’s paradise.

Tarpon Woods Country Club in Palm Harbor has changed it’s name to Brooker Creek Golf Club. As part of the makeover, all 18 tees have been leveled and re-grassed, and their bunkers have been re-designed and new sand added. The clubhouse has been spruced up as well. The restaurant is now a Beef O’Brady’s. For more information, call (727) 784-7606

 

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