Golf News for Friday, February 22, 2013 | Courses

Maryland's Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club newly renovated greens

VIENNA, Va. -- Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club - owned by the Ocean Pines Association and managed by Billy Casper Golf (BCG) - will debut 18 newly renovated greens as part of its "Rediscover Ocean Pines" program this spring.

Last year, BCG began converting all greens on Ocean Pines' 18-hole golf course to United States Golf Association-specified A1 Bentgrass. The front nine was completed in 2012 and the back nine will be converted in spring 2013. In addition, Ocean Pines has installed new drainage pipes and re-shaped bunker edges on the front nine. The course is slated to re-open in late-April or early-May. In the interim, golfers play the open nine twice for a full 18-hole round (nine holes for $15 or 18 holes for $25).

"Now is the ideal time for the community to rediscover all the wonderful attributes of Ocean Pines," says John Malinowski, Director of Golf at Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club. "The course is the only Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and the new putting surfaces ensure even better playability and enjoyment for our loyal golfers."

In November 2010, BCG was selected to manage the semi-private Ocean Pines, overseeing all aspects of the operation, including marketing and public relations, golf course maintenance, staffing and training, merchandising, clubhouse food and beverage, financial management, golf instruction and special events.

Open to the public, Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club is part of an 8,000-home community. It features an 18-hole, par-72, 7,050-yard layout and Delmarva Peninsula's only design by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Nestled amid natural wetlands and scenic woodlands with water in play on 10 holes, five sets of tees and ample scoring opportunities dare players of all abilities to challenge themselves.

The well-appointed clubhouse includes a fully-stocked pro shop, Tern Grille and locker rooms. A comprehensive practice area with a double-ended driving range and sheltered tees, chipping green, two putting greens and two sand areas delight even the most ardent golfers. Ocean Pines offers clinics, private lessons, club repair and bag storage.

For more information or to reserve a tee time: www.oceanpinesgolf.org, 410.641.6057.

About Billy Casper Golf
BCG is the largest domestic owner-operator of golf course, country clubs and resorts, with more than 140 properties under its turnkey management. Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the company is headquartered in Vienna, VA with regional offices strategically convenient to courses' locales.

A division of BCG, Buffalo Communications is the leading global golf-lifestyle public relations, branding, marketing-communications, graphics and strategic services firm representing the LPGA, PGA National Resort & Spa, Sea Pines Resort, Ballybunion Golf Club (Ireland), Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Sun Valley Resort, Mission Hills Resort (China), Fila Golf, ECCO, Club Glove and other top brands.

For more information: www.billycaspergolf.com, www.buffalocommunications.com, 703.761.1444.

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