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Facility Will Also See Upgraded Driving Range and Irrigation System
ORLANDO, March 17, 2018 – The Arnold Palmer Design Company, a golf course architecture firm under the Arnold Palmer Group, today announced in the spirit of its founder’s constant and never-ending pursuit of perfection, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge will add an extensive two-acre short game facility and make improvements to the driving range following the 2018 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard.
The initial enhancements will start with the short-game facility and will feature four greens of varying shapes and sizes along with a collection of bunkers built to different depths and design styles to simulate on-course scenarios. For an image, click here.
"It is important for us to design a facility that showcases on-course scenarios not only found at Bay Hill, but other situations players would find when playing at other top clubs around the world,” said Brandon Johnson, APDC architect and vice president. “The new short game area will allow members and guests to get lost in their practice sessions honing basic shots or experimenting with a variety of recovery shots that incorporate flat pitch slopes, nobs, false fronts, backboards and various bunkers styles."
To make way for the short game facility expansion, the ninth hole on the Charger Course will be redesigned into an exciting drivable par four. In addition, the Championship Course will get a new state-of-the-art irrigation system installed. This new system will allow the superintendent to manage water outputs more efficiently and accurately resulting in firmer, faster playing conditions on healthier turf grass.
About Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge
Located just minutes from downtown Orlando and area attractions, Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge is the site of the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard where the PGA TOUR competes each March. The 70-room property features 27-holes of golf, the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy, tennis on four Har-tru and two DecoTurf courts, a full-service spa and salon, fitness center, a heated Jr. Olympic-size pool, three dining locations, three lounges, and 9,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. For reservations or membership information, call (888) 422-9445 or (407) 876-2429. Be sure to follow us on social media: Twitter @APBayHill, Instagram @APBayHillClub and Facebook @APBayHill.
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In the 1960's, Arnold Palmer pioneered the sports marketing industry with Mark H. McCormack. Palmer's timeless style, his famous signature and four-color umbrella icon have transcended the sport of golf to become one of the world's most beloved brands. Built on over a half-century of trust and integrity, the Arnold Palmer Group is a global organization that has lifestyle apparel brands in over 20 countries, a namesake PGA TOUR event hosted at Bay Hill, the eponymous iced tea/lemonade drink, licensing, a golf course design company, courses, management and tournament services.
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