Coral Creek Club in Placida, Florida, has completed the significant renovation of its golf course and has reopened for member play. Tom Fazio returned to renovate his original 2000 design and the finished product is stellar.
The specific goals of the Fazio renovation were to improve the overall golf experience while protecting the legacy of the club and the integrity of the original design, and to advance the golf course into the future. The project included updating the playing surfaces with new modern Bermuda grasses to allow for faster greens speeds and more consistency, the updating of bunker positions and sand, improved tee locations, the expansion of the practice facilities, as well as the addition of new drainage where it was needed to provide firmer and faster playability conditions.
“We are excited to showcase the outstanding course improvements made by Fazio’s team to our many members who are returning to Florida for the winter months,” said Tom Noyes, Coral Creek Club’s General Manager. “The renovation project has greatly enhanced the superb design and will elevate recognition of the Coral Creek Club as one of the finest courses in the state. Importantly, the course can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels but also will present a challenging test for the very best players.”
The entire property also was cleared from overgrown vegetation and native areas were restored. The result is that the Coral Creek Club is reminiscent of its founding as an exclusive golf club in its Old Florida surroundings.
Coral Creek Club is situated at the very southern tip of the Cape Haze Peninsula near Little Gasparilla Island on Florida’s west coast and it is bordered by Coral Creek and a 6,000 acre protected nature preserve.