Bobby Weed Golf Design Selected to Redesign South Course at Quail Ridge Country Club
Bobby Weed Golf Design has been selected to redesign the South course at Quail Ridge Country Club, in Boynton Beach, Fla. Following the successful unveiling of a new $23 million-dollar clubhouse in late 2017, the South course is the first of the two courses at Quail Ridge slated for renovation.
“Quail Ridge has an enthusiastic and active membership that loves golf,” said Bobby Weed. “The improvements at the South course will provide a new, contemporary finish to last the next several decades.
“The work will create visual contrast with reduced turf areas, lower profile and subtler green complexes, and clustered bunkering that adds strategic options, all providing style and depth.
“The Society of Seniors originated at Quail Ridge and the membership has a number of good golfers on its rolls,” Weed continued. “Designing for a discerning audience is always engaging and why we are in the business.”
Originally built by Joe Lee, the South Course opened in 1974. The renovations, which also will include the practice area, will begin in April with a tentative reopening scheduled in November.
About Bobby Weed Golf Design
Acclaimed golf course designer Bobby Weed specializes in design, renovation and repurposing. His work features a balance of visual appeal, sustainability and playability, all informed by an environmentally-sensitive aesthetic and an exceptional hands-on, holistic approach.
Weed began his professional career with an extended apprenticeship with Pete Dye, launching a collaboration of over 35 years’ duration and a lifelong friendship. Hired in 1983 by the PGA Tour as the Golf Course Superintendent at TPC Sawgrass, Weed went on to become the Tour’s in-house designer from 1987-1996. He was responsible for the design of many of today’s best-known TPC venues, which continue as host sites for prominent Tour events.
Weed also was able to collaborate with many of golf’s most familiar names, including Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd, Jerry Pate and Chi Chi Rodriguez – a rare cross section of experience.
In 1994, Weed’s career reached an apex with the formation of his own design firm, where he continues to “handcraft” golf courses. Today, Bobby Weed Golf Design has amassed an impressive list of new and renovated courses that consistently are ranked at the top of their respective categories, including The Olde Farm Golf Club, Spanish Oaks Golf Club, The Golf Course at Glen Mills, Medalist Golf Club and Timuquana Country Club.
Bobby Weed Golf Design also is a leader in golf course repurposing – a means to update layouts through redesign and reallocation of partial acreage for higher value land uses. Repurposing helps clubs and communities preserve golf while surmounting economic and other challenges. Weed’s skill, vision and business acumen coalesce to result in successful, refined and durable golf course design.
Bobby Weed is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. He also is a 40-year member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, was a former Certified Golf Course Superintendent and is a member of the Florida Turfgrass Association.
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