Watersound Club in Panama City, Florida engaged Love Golf Design to design a new eighteen-hole course.
The new development will be located north of the private resort’s existing golf course, Greg Norman-designed Shark’s Tooth, and east of the community of Watersound Origins. The new golf course will connect to existing and future resort communities.
Love Golf Design aims to integrate the development into the existing natural vegetation of the site. Each hole has six tee boxes to give the course a playing range from 4,900 to over 7,600 yards.
“After exploring the property on our first visits, we found so many options that it was difficult to narrow down the new course to just 18 holes,” said Davis Love III, founder of Love Golf Design. “Lead Architect Scot Sherman, Founder and Chairman Mark Love and I believe the variety of the site lends itself to constructing a course with a timeless character. We are happy to work with a course that crosses white sand dunes, with various native plant materials, as well as beautiful pockets of ancient cypress and pine trees to frame the golf holes. We are really pleased with the way the golf course layout is going at this point.
The design is expected to be finalized by late spring 2022. In the meantime, the team is also focusing on obtaining the required permits.
“We are blessed to have an amount of land and resources at our disposal that simply cannot be found in many other places in the United States,” said Mike Jansen, vice president of club operations at Watersound. Club. “We are committed to using this to our advantage and will continue to add world-class amenities for our Watersound Club members as we grow.”
Patrick Richardson, Director of Golf at Watersound Club, said: “This course will be unique and will add variety to the club’s offerings. We want to provide a natural ‘wow’ factor, so anyone from the casual golfer to the tour professional can have a truly enjoyable experience in a naturally beautiful setting, with just the right amount of challenge for your level of skill. Game. “
The resort’s clubhouse will be renovated and will serve both courses.