Golf News for Thursday, July 11, 2013 | Courses

Florida's MetroWest Golf Club undergoes course renovation project

When MetroWest Golf Club, home of a Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Signature Course, completes its renovation project in November of 2013, the golf course will continue to challenge the best players as one of Central Florida's top-rated public venues. However, it will also be redesigned to make the game faster and more enjoyable for everyday golfers. Today, MetroWest, a Marriott Golf-managed facility that is located just 10 minutes from the world-famous Universal Studios, announced that its popular golf course will undergo a $1.5 million rejuvenation.

"We are very excited to undertake this course renovation project at MetroWest and further enhance what has long been considered an unmatched Orlando golfing experience," said Steve Schaller, General Manager, MetroWest Golf Club. "Among our goals is to continually meet the demands of golfers of all playing levels. This renovation will not only be well received by better players, but it addresses two significant golfer demands that have been outlined by the USGA and The PGA of America, which is pace of play and the overall playability of today's golf course layouts."

Under the direction of Billy Fuller Golf Design of Atlanta, Ga., the project includes the resurfacing of all greens with TiftEagle turf - an ultradwarf Bermuda grass - that provides golfers with improved putting conditions, and will be complimented by a strategic bunker renovation. Additionally, all tee boxes will be laser leveled, and resurfaced, and the practice facilities will be expanded with a new teeing area.

Consistently voted one of Orlando's best public golfing experiences, along with being a 2011 Golf Digest "Best Places To Play" 4-star award recipient,MetroWest is a classic and traditional style 18-hole public, Par 72 golf course. It offers four sets of tees measuring over 7,000 yards and features spring-fed lakes, mature native trees, expansive rolling fairways with dramatic elevation changes and large undulating greens surrounded by sculpted bunkers.

The MetroWest rejuvenation project is scheduled to be completed this November. While the course is closed, the popular practice facility at MetroWest will remain open, as will the golf shop, restaurants and special events venues at the facility. For more information on MetroWest Golf Club, and to follow the progress of the renovation, visit

About MetroWest
MetroWest Golf Club boasts a rich 25-year history in the Orlandocommunity, having hosted thousands of public events and tournaments. In addition to an award-winning golf course that provides a fair, yet demanding challenge to make a pleasurable golf experience for players of all skill levels, MetroWest offers a fully stocked golf shop. Moreover, the clubhouse includes two premier restaurants, including Westerly's, which overlooks the 18th green and LakeHiawassee and serves the MetroWest community, as well as the surrounding areas and visitors from around the world. Complementing Westerly's is the Sundance Tavern, a golf-themed sports bar and grill located on the first floor of the Clubhouse that is decorated with prized golf memorabilia that offers and lunch menu items, as well as a fully stocked bar. MetroWest Golf Club, thanks to an experienced staff that produces world class events, and backed by first-rate facilities that offer breath-taking scenery, is acclaimed for hosting elegant weddings, business meetings and parties, special events, charities, fundraisers and much more. The facility is adept at host functions for 10 to 200 people and designed to match any budget.

About Marriott Golf
Marriott Golf manages 57 golf courses at 42 locations in 11 countries, offering more than 1,000 holes of championship golf. Marriott has been managing golf operations since 1970 and is one of the world's premier golf operators. Marriott provides golf management and consulting services to a variety of operational environments including resort, private club, daily fee, golf school and franchises. For more information, visit

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