New greens for Falcon's Fire


New greens for Falcon's Fire
Sean Dudley

Falcon's Fire Golf Club, located near Walt Disney World in Florida, has reopened after a US$1.5 million renovation.

The project included resurfacing greens, stretching the Rees Jones-designed course to more than 7,000 yards, and remodelling the clubhouse.

As part of the project, all of Falcon Fire’s greens were resurfaced with TifEagle bermudagrass. Additional modifications include the enlarging of bunkers, the re-sculpting of fairways, the creation of new run-off areas around certain greens, and installing an improved greens irrigation and drainage system.

To fall in line with operator Marriott’s commitment to environmental stewardship, the course is in the process of becoming a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, and is working on maintaining the highest degree of environmental quality in several areas including Wildlife & Habitat Management, Outreach and Education, Chemical Use Reduction and Safety, Water Conservation and Water Quality Management. The club plans to complete the certification by the end of 2010.

“Our entire team is thrilled to unveil the new and improved Falcon's Fire,” said Steve Schaller, the club’s general manager. “The recent renovations to the course and clubhouse, combined with our Audubon efforts allow us to offer an unmatched Orlando golf experience.”