12 Dec Quail Ridge Country Club Celebrates Reopening of South Course, Redesigned by Bobby Weed Golf Design
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (December 12, 2019) – Bobby Weed Golf Design was on hand Nov. 14-15 for the grand reopening of the complete redesign of the South Course at Quail Ridge Country Club, in Boynton Beach, Fla. The ribbon cutting took place on Thursday evening, Nov. 14, followed by golf on the morning of Nov. 15.
“Quail Ridge has an enthusiastic and active membership that loves golf,” said Bobby Weed. “The South Course improvements provide a modern, contemporary finish that will keep the membership engaged for several decades.”
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.
Photo by Larry Lambrecht
About Bobby Weed Golf Design
Bobby Weed Golf Design specializes in contemporary, progressive golf course design. Founded in 1994, the firm utilizes a forward-thinking, hands-on approach for new golf courses, comprehensive renovations and repurposing projects.
Bobby Weed began his career with an extended apprenticeship under Pete Dye, leading to a nearly 40-year relationship that continues today. Weed was hired by the PGA Tour in 1983, where he served as the Tour’s in-house designer from 1987-1996, helping establish the nationwide TPC Network. Weed also is the co-founder of the non-profit HEAL (Helping Enrich Autistic Lives), a charitable organization serving the five-county area around his home in north Florida.
Senior Design Associate Chris Monti, a Cornell University graduate, spent a year examining the courses of the British Isles. Since 1997 he has contributed his unique perspective to Bobby Weed Golf Design, managing nationally prominent new course, renovation and restoration projects across the country.
For more information on Bobby Weed Golf Design, see www.bobbyweed.com.
Photo by Larry Lambrecht