Course renovation gets underway at Florida’s West Bay Club

Course renovation gets underway at Florida’s West Bay Club
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

A renovation of the golf course at West Bay Club in Estero, Florida, is now underway.

The project is being led by Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, who are aiming to add more modern design elements and enhanced playing conditions for the club’s membership.

A statement from Fry/Straka read: “We are excited to begin overseeing the implementation of design improvements for the West Bay Club. There is a strong construction team in place with Professional Golf Services and Leibold Irrigation, both of whom we have long-running, successful working relationships. Additionally, the club has chosen a strong in-house leadership team comprised of both staff and members to stay actively involved in the day-to-day operations of construction. It will be an exciting few months at West Bay, and we look forward to seeing many of the members on construction tours and around the club as work begins to take shape.”

The West Bay course was originally designed by Pete and P.B. Dye and opened in 1998. The current project is the first major renovation on the course since its opening.

“The primary focus of the renovation will be to enhance the greens and rebuild the courses bunkering,” said Jeff Raimer, West Bay Club’s director of golf. “The renovation will also include drainage improvements and the re-grassing of the course with turfgrass.”