Golf News for Monday, January 13, 2014 | Courses

Florida's MetroWest Golf Club re-opens after course renovation

ORLANDO, Fla. -- MetroWest Golf Club, a Marriott Golf-managed facility, located just minutes from Orlando's world-famous theme parks and attractions, welcomes players of all levels to the newly renovated course. Originally designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and measuring over 7,000 yards, the course underwent a $1.5 million renovation under the direction of Billy Fuller Golf Design of Atlanta, Ga.

The MetroWest refinement project is highlighted by the re-surfacing and enlargement of all 18 greens to a championship tournament standard, using TifEagle Bermuda grass, along with a strategic bunker renovation - a specialty of Billy Fuller Golf Design - that will create better escape opportunities, while providing golfers with greater angles of attack to the greens.

Complementing these changes are new, enlarged and resurfaced tee boxes (four per hole), as well as an expanded practice area complete with new putting and chipping greens. Additionally, with the implementation of new fairway patterns, which accentuate MetroWest's trademark elevation changes, combined with strategic mounding around the greens and closely mown chipping areas, golfers will experience challenging approach shot opportunities and unique options around the greens. Backed by a new fleet of GPS-equipped golf cars, and premium TaylorMade rental clubs, the rejuvenated MetroWest golf course will offer a world-class golf experience to daily guests, local members and visitors to the Orlando-area.

"Our goal with this exciting course renovation project was to continue to challenge the best players, while using state-of-the-art design techniques to make the course faster and more enjoyable for everyday golfers and players of all levels," said Steve Schaller, General Manager, MetroWest Golf Club. "We are thrilled to officially re-open the course and we are confident it will not only present a challenging test of golf, but one that's highly enjoyable in an aesthetically pleasing environment."

For more information on MetroWest Golf Club, visit www.metrowestgolf.com.

About MetroWest
MetroWest Golf Club boasts a rich 25-year history in the Orlando community, 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 Lake Hiawassee 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 60 golf courses at 44 locations in 13 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 www.marriottgolf.com.

Contact:
Ari Edelman (aedelman@mastrocomm.com)
Courtney Ennis (courtney@mastrocomm.com)
Mastro Communications, Inc. @ 732-469-5700



 
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