Coral Creek Club unveils Fazio renovation
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Coral Creek Club unveils Fazio renovation

Gulf Coast course celebrates its 20th anniversary with new Bermudagrasses, updated bunker positions and sand, expanded practice facilities and more.

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Coral Creek Club in Placida, Florida, has completed a significant renovation of its golf course and has reopened for member play. Tom Fazio returned to renovate his original 2000 design.

The goals of the Fazio renovation were to improve the overall golf experience while protecting the legacy of the club and the integrity of the original design, and to advance the golf course for the future. The project included updating the playing surfaces with new modern Bermudagrasses to allow for faster greens speeds and more consistency, the updating of bunker positions and sand, improved tee locations, the expansion of the practice facilities, and the addition of new drainage where necessary to provide firmer and faster playability conditions.

“We are excited to showcase the outstanding course improvements made by Fazio’s team to our many members who are returning to Florida for the winter months,” general manager Tom Noyes said. “The renovation project has greatly enhanced the superb design and will elevate recognition of the Coral Creek Club as one of the finest courses in the state. Importantly, the course can be enjoyed by golfers of all levels but also will present a challenging test for the very best players.”

The entire property was also cleared of overgrown vegetation and native areas were restored.

Coral Creek Club is situated at the southern tip of the Cape Haze Peninsula near Little Gasparilla Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast and is bordered by Coral Creek and a 6,000-acre protected nature preserve.