Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples, Florida, has reopened its Pine course following a renovation by Andrew Green.
Green began renovation work on the Lloyd Clifton-designed course in February 2023 with construction completed in the summer. The Pine is the longest of three layouts at the private club and has been known for its difficulty. Green’s work has aimed to improve the playing experience, make maintenance easier and enhance aesthetics.
“A big goal was to protect the golf experience, one that members treasured,” said Green. “I hope members can play the course every day and experience something different. We have provided avenues of play for every level of golfer. There are multiple ways to attack each golf hole. I hope members embrace and connect with the new course.”
The architect has repositioned bunkers, reworked green surrounds to introduce more shot options and expanded putting surfaces for more pin placements.
“This new course is going to challenge players and require some strategy on where they want to be when approaching the green,” said Marty DeAngelo, senior director of golf at Grey Oaks. “The course design reflects the latest trends to give a lot more open space around the green, and that means golfers will have a lot of variety to approach the shot.”