By Design – Issue 51, Winter 2020

6 P onte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, has reopened its Ocean course following renovation work completed by Bobby Weed, ASGCA. The project at the resort, which hosted the ASGCA Annual Meeting in 2010, has seen greens rebuilt, the practice facility overhauled, bridges and bulkheads restored, and work on the irrigation system. A coquina-like material has been used to replace 14 acres of rough grass, to help decrease water usage and strengthen the course’s seaside character. The first tee has been transformed into a 20,000-square-foot bermuda grass space which accommodates an event lawn and the teeing ground. The ninth hole’s island green (pictured) has been altered and lowered to improve visibility from the clubhouse. By integrating some land at the north of the property into the routing, along with some other adjustments, space was made to expand the practice area. The range teeing area has been tripled, with tees at both ends playing to double-sided practice targets, and a new short game area has been added. This expansion led to the par-four tenth hole being replaced by a new Dell-like par- three thirteenth. “I’d like to thank Herbert Peyton, chairman of Gate Petroleum, for entrusting our team to update this Ponte Vedra Inn & Club opens new-look Ocean course DIGEST