Broken Sound Club Unveils Redesigned Old Course
By Dave Daubert
Boca Raton, Florida--The Broken Sound Club, an exclusive sought-after private residential members club, reopened its redesigned Old Course, spearheaded by world-renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. The Old Course has been the mainstay stop for the PGA Tour Champions TmberTech Championship and the Jim Mclean Junior Championship.
Driven by the Club's ongoing efforts to strategically improve and enhance its facilities for members and guests alike, the project aimed to advance the objective of sustainability, improve the overall playing conditons and replace infrastructure. At the forefront of sustainability initiatives, the course is the first golf facility in Florida( second in the USA) to be GEO Certified.
The par 72 Old Course is a pure core golf course without housing. Among the complete changes and additions to the course by Rees-- many of the holes have been reimagined to give players more options on how to play each hole as it suits their game.
In addition, the classic style bunkers are now easier to access and designed to be fair and playable. The course surface is composed of TifEagle Bermuda grass on the greens, Celebration
Bermuda grass on the fairways and rough areas, and Sunday Bermuda Grass on the teeing surfaces.
The beauty of the new Old Course is in the details...and by challenging the handicap player and at the same time allowing various openings to most of the greens for the higher handicapper, the redesigned Old Course creates a thought-provoking game for players at every level.
Lead architect Rees Jones has designed more than 260 courses in his career and earned the moniker as "The Open Doctor," as his expertise and knowledge of course design has been applied to seven U.S. Open venues, nine PGA Championship courses, six Ryder Cup venues as well as three Presidents Cup sites.
For this project, Rees was joined by lead designer Bryce Swanson, a fellow member of the ASGCA, who has been recognized by a national panel as one of three golf course architects named to "'Golf's 40 under 40'. The 40 Most Influential People in Golf Under 40 Years Old."
The design style is classic, while the technology is modern. Jones and Swanson's combined experience redesigning a number of the worls's most notable championship venues has helped provide members with a dynamic experience. Players will find the new design to be a unique golf course experience every day. The classic layout and technolgy-forward attributes will enable them to continuously enjoy a compelling game that will provide a new challenge.
FYI- The 2023 TIMBERTECH CHAMPIONSHIP will be contested October 30-November 5.
For more information please visit BrokenSoundClub.org.
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About: Dave Daubert
David has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He was Managing Editor at a regional golf magazine for 11 years, published in Canada, the IAGTO and a Staff Writer for The Georgia Golf Trail. His insightful perspective brings golf to life.