The Rookery course at Florida’s Marco Island Marriott to undergo renovations

The Rookery course at Florida’s Marco Island Marriott to undergo renovations
By Sean Dudley

The Rookery course at the Marco Island Marriott Resort in Florida is to undergo a US$4 million renovation beginning this April.

The project is being led by Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design and will see platinum Paspalum turf put in place across the course and alterations made to the course’s bunker complexes.

“Each golf course has a unique character in large part to the collection of bunkers,” said designer Peter Jacobsen. “We are excited about enhancing and updating the bunkers at The Rookery to improve the playability and overall golf experience.”

Originally designed by Robert Cupp, Jr., The Rookery is one of two courses at the Marco Island resort, the other being the Hammock Bay course, which was designed by Jacobsen Hardy.

Established in 1995 by long-time friends Peter Jacobsen and Jim Hardy, Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design has completed projects across North America, including at the Moody Gardens Golf Course in Galveston, Texas, the Cypress Ridge Golf Club in Arroyo Grande, California, and the Oregon Golf Club, in Oregon City, Oregon.

The Rookery course is scheduled to close for renovations in late April and is expected to re-open in November 2014.

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