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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, May 21, 201910:06 AM EST

Ocean Course at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club to close for $8 million renovation

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Work on the 18-hole golf course, led by Bobby Weed, will start in August and is expected to take a year.
by: Monty Zickuhr Managing Editor

The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club announced Monday that its 18-hole golf course, the Ocean Course, will close for an $8 million renovation.

The work will begin in August and is expected to take a year.

The project will restore the greens, fairways, tees, bunkers, irrigation, drainage, grassing, bridges, bulkheads and landscaping and improve the driving range and practice facilities.

The renovation is led by Bobby Weed, who led the course’s previous renovation in 1998. Weed is the president of Bobby Weed Golf Design.

The Ocean Course opened in 1928 and was designed by architect Herbert Strong. The course hosted the 1939 Ryder Cup. It was updated in 1940 and 1998.

“For more than 90 years, the Ocean Course has been enjoyed by club members and guests from around the world,” said Herb Peyton, chairman of Gate Petroleum Co., in a news release.

The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is owned by Gate.

While the Ocean Course is under renovations, the resort’s Lagoon Course will remain open.

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, which includes a resort and membership club, says it has committed nearly $40 million for upgrades and modernization of the resort.

The club has updated its gym and expanded its locker room, renovated the golf pro shop and dining room and remodeled The Surf Club family pool.

In summer 2020, the resort will open an Ocean House facility featuring 41 rooms and suites.

This story has been updated after new information about the closure from the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club.

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