Redesigned last year by Bobby Weed Golf Design, the South Course at Quail Ridge Country Club in Boynton Beach, Florida will co-host the 74th Florida Open Championship, along with Pine Tree Golf Club. The event is scheduled to be played July 17-19.
Bobby Weed was on hand at Quail Ridge last November for the grand reopening of the complete redesign of the South Course.
“The South Course, with its modern, contemporary finish, will be a challenging and enjoyable venue for this year’s Florida Open Championship,” Weed said. “Clustered bunkering and open approaches encourage a variety of thoughtful shot making. The Society of Seniors originated at Quail Ridge, and the membership has a number of good golfers on its rolls. Designing for a discerning and forward-thinking audience is always engaging.”
Central to the South Course redesign project was a reduction in irrigated, maintained turf, which was replaced with coquina-like screenings and pine straw. The striking visual contrast orients golfers on each tee as they contemplate the ribbons of emerald turf winding through the lighter screenings areas. Sturdy coquina boulder walls at several green sites stand as exclamation points on the layout’s new aesthetic.
Weed and associate Joey Graziani spent five months living on site, crafting the intricately contoured green complexes. The renovation also included the practice area.