“The South Course improvements provide a modern, contemporary finish that will keep the membership engaged for several decades.” Those words from Bobby Weed, ASGCA (Bobby Weed Golf Design) marked the reopen of Quail Ridge Country Club, Boyton Beach, Florida.
Golf Inc. reports:
Central to the project was a reduction in irrigated, maintained turf, which was replaced with coquina-like concrete screenings and pine straw. The striking visual contrast orients golfers on each tee as they contemplate the ribbons of emerald green turf winding through the lighter screenings areas. Sturdy coquina boulder walls at several green sites stand as exclamation points on the layout’s new aesthetic.
The renovation, which also included the practice area, began in April. Weed and associate Joey Graziani spent five months living on site, personally crafting the intricately contoured green complexes. Clustered bunkering and open approaches encourage a variety of thoughtful shot making, servicing the full spectrum of ages and abilities within Quail Ridge’s membership.
“The Society of Seniors originated at Quail Ridge and the membership has a number of good golfers on its rolls,” Weed continued. “Designing for a discerning and forward-thinking audience is always engaging.”
The renovation of the South Course followed the successful 2017 unveiling of a bright and modern $23 million-dollar clubhouse.
Acclaimed golf course designer Bobby Weed specializes in design, renovation and re-purposing. His work features a balance of visual appeal, sustainability and playability, all informed by an environmentally-sensitive aesthetic and an exceptional hands-on, holistic approach.
Weed began his professional career with an extended apprenticeship with Pete Dye, launching a collaboration of over 35 years’ duration and a lifelong friendship. Hired in 1983 by the PGA Tour as the Golf Course Superintendent at TPC Sawgrass, Weed went on to become the Tour’s in-house designer from 1987-1996. He was responsible for the design of many of today’s best-known TPC venues, which continue as host sites for prominent Tour events.