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Golf Village Completes Bunker Renovation
Slammer & Squire Golf Course
AZ – March 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / The World
Golf Village in St. Augustine, Fla., has completed an extensive bunker
renovation project on the Slammer &
Squire golf course. The six week project was overseen by original Slammer
& Squire course designer Bobby Weed, while renovation work was performed
by contractor MacCurrach Golf.
Slammer & Squire course opened in 1998 and was designed by Bobby Weed
with consultation from golf legends Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen, for whom
the layout was named. The recent bunker renovation project focused on enhancing
playability and aesthetics while easing maintenance requirements. A number
of bunkers were reduced in size, resulting in increased visibility and
more forgiving and larger landing areas. The 18-hole, par 72 course is
known for its low-profile design, which showcases the surrounding wetlands
and wooded areas.
was a great pleasure to be back working at the Slammer & Squire, nearly
twenty years after its opening,” Weed said.
addition to bunker work, a number of other course enhancements were made
while the course was closed including cart path repairs, sod work on several
holes, tree and brush removal, and cart path edge regrading. Nine holes
of the course remained open for play during the renovation project.
appreciate Bobby Weed’s support, dedication and outstanding work in overseeing
this project,” said Bob Barrett, CEO of Honours
Golf, which manages the world-famous facility. “He took one of his
great designs from the late 90s and made it more player and maintenance
friendly while improving its aesthetic beauty.”
Golf, which manages a collection of resort and private facilities mostly
in the southeastern U.S., is a division of Troon®.
the Slammer & Squire and King & Bear
Slammer & Squire and King & Bear are the official golf courses
of the World Golf Hall of Fame and a part of the World Golf Village located
in St. Augustine, Florida. Both courses have been designed by the legends
that have shaped the game of golf today. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus
teamed up to design their only 18-hole collaboration in the world, the
King & Bear, while Bobby Weed, with design consultants Sam Snead and
Gene Sarazen, designed the Slammer & Squire. Since opening in the spring
of 1998, Slammer & Squire has hosted six nationally televised events,
including the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, a Champions Tour event. With
its Honours Golf service-oriented standards, beautiful landscape and spectacular
location, the Slammer & Squire at the World Golf Village continuously
draws visitors from around the globe. For more information on the World
Golf Village, Slammer & Squire course or the King & Bear course,
in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on a vision to provide award-winning
golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members
who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service.
As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast’s leading golf
course development and management company. In 2014, Honours was acquired
by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours currently
operates 17 award-winning daily fee and private club facilities including
the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.;
Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss.; Kiva Dunes, Craft Farms
Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala.
The company has plans to grow the Honours Golf brand through third-party
management. For more information visit www.honoursgolf.com.
in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company,
with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in
homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management
and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon
Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division
of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 36 states and 31
countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring
79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national
and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai
Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La
Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s
Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico.
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