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Florida golf club to be renovated

01 August 2011 14:15

Golfers will soon be able to enjoy improved facilities at a popular course in Florida

Golfers will soon be able to enjoy improved facilities at a popular course in Florida

Britons heading to the US on a golfing holiday may be interested to hear about the renovation taking place at one of Florida's top-rated courses.

The SouthWood Gold Club in Tallahassee has kick-started an ambitious plan to refurbish the clubhouse and its surrounding landscape.

Billy Casper Golf which manages the course for owner The St Joe Company said their aim is to "enhance the overall social, dining and golf experience for guests".

But golf enthusiasts with sports travel insurance can still take to the greens as the course will remain open throughout the renovation.

During the first phase of the project the clubhouse, its dining area and the golf shop will be given new floors, lighting and television sets. The porch and the landscape areas will be revamped in the subsequent phases next year.

SouthWood, which has been designed by award-winning architects Fred Couples and Gene Bates, was recently ranked by Golf Digest among the country's top 50 golf courses for women. It has also been included in a list of the top 25 public courses in Florida by the Golf Magazine.

General manager Beth Murphy said: "In addition to infusing the club with energy and providing a major aesthetic upgrade, the renovations will further SouthWood's reputation as one of Florida's premier destinations for golf and social events."