Billy Casper Golf Press Release
Submitted by Andy DeKeuster
June 12, 2014 1:50 p.m.
South Course Greens Converting to Champion Bermuda Grass
(FERNANDINA BEACH, FL) – Fernandina Beach Golf Club – managed by Billy Casper Golf, the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in the U.S. –
is scheduled to complete extensive renovations to the greens on its South course.
Champion Bermuda grass is replacing the current putting surfaces and will present
golfers with even smoother and more playable greens. Several bunkers on the South
Course are also receiving facelifts.
“This is the first major renovation to Fernandina Beach Golf Club since it opened in
1957,” says Josh O’Brien, General Manager of Fernandina Beach Golf Club. “The new
grass will rejuvenate the South Course’s greens and give our loyal golfers the
excellent conditions they deserve.”
“Bermuda grass is the perfect strand for this climate,” says Mike Stevens, Regional
Director of Agronomy for Billy Casper Golf. “Our maintenance team at Fernandina
Beach Golf Club is excited about the greens conversion and delivering pristine
conditions from tee to green.”
The Champion Bermuda renovation at Fernandina Beach is similar to the process that
will be used by Pinehurst Resort, host of the upcoming men’s and women’s U.S. Open
Located in the second oldest city in the United States, Fernandina Beach offers 27
distinctive holes consisting of North, West and South nine-hole layouts of varied
difficulty and design.
Opened in 1957, the par-35, 3,094-yard North nine is the oldest course on Amelia
Island. The West nine plays to 3,683 yards and is home to the signature, 607-yard,
par-5 No. 2. The South nine was the last to open in 1972 and is considered the most
scenic with its 3,316-yard course winding through native Florida foliage.
In addition to a fully-stocked pro shop, Fernandina Beach features a practice area
with a driving range and putting green. A comfortable dining room and lounge area
is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy time with friends and family.
About Billy Casper Golf
Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the
company is the largest owner-operator of golf courses, country clubs and resorts in
the U.S. with more than 170 properties in 28 states. Headquartered in Vienna,
Virginia with regional offices across America, Billy Casper Golf directs all aspects
of course and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations,
food-and-beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations,
special events and financial management.
Billy Casper Golf divisions:
* Buffalo Communications is the leading global golf-lifestyle public
relations, branding, marketing-communications and creative services firm
representing top brands in and related to golf.
* Buffalo Turf & Landscape Company provides golf course agronomic programs
with a new fee-for-service structure that allows owners unfettered visibility into
actual activities and costs.
* Women on Course is the nation’s premier golf-networking organization,
further solidifying Billy Casper Golf’s commitment to grow participation in the golf
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