All putting surfaces, three regulation-length practice holes and the locally famous 19th hole at the Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., property’s Raymond Floyd signature course have been re-turfed with TifEagle Bermuda.
Old Palm Golf Club in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., has announced that it will reopen its Raymond Floyd signature course on November 1, following extensive course enhancements.
All putting surfaces on the golf course, as well as three regulation-length practice holes and Old Palm’s locally famous 19th hole—a challenging, post-round “bye” hole that is popular for settling wagers—have been re-turfed with TifEagle Bermuda to provide faster green speeds and truer rolls.
Green complexes on several holes were also re-contoured to slope from back to front, and enlarged to improve their receptivity for approach shots. Bunkers throughout the 7,401-yard layout also underwent upgrades, with a handful of new bunkers installed to create more strategic options and definition.
“We are committed to providing our members with the best playing surfaces and course conditions,” said Bud Taylor, Old Palm’s Director of Golf. “The TifEagle greens offer a pure short-game experience that players of all skill levels will appreciate.”
Old Palm has also installed TrackMan golf radar in its 33-acre “Golf Studio.” The golf swing and ball flight analysis device uses Doppler radar to generate precise club and ball flight measurements. “With TrackMan our members can clearly track their shots, adjust their swings accordingly and realize more consistency and better scores on the course,” adds Taylor. “It is also a tremendous asset in club-fitting, as we can fine-tune different elements, such as clubface loft and shaft flex, to maximize performance.”
The Golf Studio anchors a practice complex that also includes a spacious double-ended range, V-1 equipped hitting bay, short-game area and three regulation practice holes – a par 3, 4, and 5 – where golfers can replicate every shot and angle they encounter on Old Palm’s par-72 course.