Renovation project takes place at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club

Renovation project takes place at Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Golf course architect Gordon Lewis is leading a renovation project at the Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club near Naples, Florida.

Work began in mid-May at the Larry Packard-designed course, where Lewis will be working to enhance playability.

Bunkering will be renovated, and landing areas on fairways and green approaches will be reshaped as part of the project.

“The primary focus of the renovation will be on Eagle Creek’s four famous finishing holes,” said Jimmy Alston, golf course superintendent at Eagle Creek. “These holes are proven to be some of the best in Florida as this is a signature of Larry Packard’s golf course designs.”

Multiple turfgrass species will be introduced, and more than 50 acres of rough will be replaced with Celebration bermudagrass.

The project also has a strong ecological angle, with consideration for the presence of both freshwater and saltwater at Eagle Creek and the mix of plants and animals that coexist due to this.

The project is set to be completed by mid-October.

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