BallenIsles Members Greenlight $7.4 Million South Golf Course Renovation
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Dec. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On the heels of BallenIsles Country Club opening their new, highly regarded 115,000 sq. ft. clubhouse to much fanfare, the membership has voted in favor to approve a $7.4 million-dollar-renovation of their South Golf Course.
Following the overwhelming Member vote, noted golf architect Rees Jones is scheduled to begin the BallenIsles South Golf Course renovation in April. The project will be completed around September 2019 and ready for play in December 2019.
“This is a significant statement by our membership and community, to enter into this project immediately following the opening of our new clubhouse and continues our trajectory of being the preferred residential community in the Palm Beaches. Having three world-class golf courses helps us further cement our position as a market leader and the preferred choice for people to call home. The South Course for the past 50 years has been a favorite with our membership and it was time for us to refresh this outstanding layout,” said BallenIsles General Manager and Chief Operating Officer, Ryan Walls.
“We’re delighted that our members have given their unequivocal approval for the South Golf Course renovation. The renovation and re-design envisioned by Rees Jones enhances playability for all levels of players. Rees is known for his ability to challenge the good golfers while giving those who wish for a less stressful way around the course, another option,” added Club President Michael Muntner. “The majority vote for the project is the culmination of an evaluation process, initiated and overseen by the Club’s Board of Directors that included independent focus groups and workshops, led by construction, finance and design committees.”
“Few country clubs offer their members such a historic connection to golf and we’re looking forward to beginning the renovation that will continue to uphold the rich legacy of BallenIsles,” Golf Architect Rees Jones said.
The renovation will include a full tee to green re-design including all tees, greens, grassing, bunkering and architectural changes. The core playing corridors and original Joe Lee layout will remain mostly unchanged, but the Rees Jones Design will make this a modern masterpiece. “I cannot wait for our members to experience the final product. With our historic East Course and recently renovated North Course, I can’t think of where you will find three better courses each with distinct differences in appeal and playability. This is truly a milestone and exciting time for our club. The enthusiasm from prospective residents and members has exploded following the opening our new clubhouse and the project will only further enhance the level of excitement around our community,” added Walls. “When completed, BallenIsles will be home to three modern-day renovated golf courses of championship quality, in addition to 180,000 sq. ft. of social space between the Sports Complex and new Clubhouse, a top rated 22-court racquet and swim facility, state-of-the-art fitness center, practice facility, six dining venues, a spa and salon and all the comforts of home any member would need. We are truly one of the leading residential clubs and communities in the country.”