Architect Billy Fuller is leading a renovation of MetroWest Golf Club in the Orlando area, with the aim of making the course quicker to play and more enjoyable for everyday golfers.
Managed by Marriott Golf, MetroWest is located ten minutes from Universal Studios and was originally designed by the firm of Robert Trent Jones Sr. Fuller's project, which is costing US$1.5m, involves resurfacing all greens with TifEagle ultradwarf bermudagrass, and renovating the course's bunkers. Additionally, all tee boxes are being laser levelled, and resurfaced, and the practice facilities will be expanded with a new teeing area.
“We are very excited to undertake this course renovation project,” said general manager Steve Schaller. “Among our goals is to continually meet the demands of golfers of all playing levels. This renovation will not only be well received by better players, but it addresses two significant golfer demands that have been outlined by the USGA and the PGA of America, which is pace of play and the overall playability of today's golf course layouts.” The renovated course is scheduled to reopen in November.