Grand Reopening of Tampa Bay Golf Course

By Deborah Bostock-Kelley

Special to The Laker/Lutz News

Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club unveils a completely updated golf course with a ribbon-cutting event on Aug.19, hosted by the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce. The Grand Reopening Celebration is from noon to 2 p.m., at the clubhouse inside this master-planned community off State Road 52 and I-75, in San Antonio.

Raffles and door prizes will be given away during the celebration — individual rounds of golf, lunch and golf packages, and merchandise from the golf shop. In addition, promotional membership pricing will be offered, and The Grill Room will feature a special lunch buffet.

“We closed our golf course down on April 15 to do a complete renovation on all of our putting greens — on both our Par 3 Championship Course and our Par 3 nine-hole Executive Golf Course,” said General Manager/COO Seth VanHall.

Over time, the well-maintained health and root structure of turf on any golf course deteriorates due to the applications of fertilization, chemical herbicide and fungicides used to maintain a fine grass at such a low height. Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club re-grassed its greens to establish a better root structure and top layer of turf.

“This allowed us to take our greens back to their original sizes and improve the quality of turf,” said VanHall.

The Grand Reopening Celebration gives the public a sneak peek at the improved golf course before it officially reopens to the public on Aug. 27.

“Our golf course and restaurant are always open to the public, and we welcome our friends and neighbors to join us at our ribbon cutting,” said VanHall. “The public is welcome to play our courses anytime, and we typically have tee time availability for nonmembers on weekday afternoons, as well as evenings.”

On Aug. 26, before reopening to the public, Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club is hosting a Pro Am golf event with PGA professionals from the North Florida section of The PGA of America, for resident members.

“We have 25 groups – foursomes – paired with a PGA professional,” VanHall said. “That will be the officially relaunching of the golf course, and then the following day, we begin normal operating hours. We are excited to showcase our new and improved putting greens and golf courses that are in great shape, as well.”

Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club is played by golfers of all skill levels – from amateur to professional. The 9-hole, Par 3 golf course is open daily from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., until Daylight Savings Time, when the golf course will close at 5 p.m. | (352) 588-0059 | 10641 Old Tampa Bay Drive, San Antonio, FL 33576

Published on 8/14/19

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