The golf course at the historic Hotel Biltmore in Coral Gables, a city adjacent to Miami, with 18 holes and par 71, began its restoration process to return to the original spirit of the design made in 1925 by Donald Ross.
With a cost of 2.5 million dollars, the restoration by the veteran architect of golf courses Brian Silva began on July 5 and is scheduled to end in December.
The field, one of the nine designed by Ross that is on the list of the best 100 in the country, will remain closed to the public all that time.
Bob Coman, director of golf at the Biltmore Hotel, said in a statement sent to EFE, that the main purpose is to make “the design intention of Donald Ross an authentic experience for the sophisticated golfer of today” and at the same time the “regular player can enjoy this spectacular field.”
To achieve this, Bermuda grass will be installed on the tees, the streets and the greens, to create new bunkers, to improve the short game and practice areas and to create “challenging and distinctive” holes, in addition to extending the length to more than 6.4 km to turn it into a field worthy of great championships.
This Biltmore hotel golf course is in consideration to host the PGA-Champions Tour in the future. That would mean he would go back to his golden years. The Biltmore, which for decades was the mecca of golf in South Florida, hosted the open invitation Miami Biltmore / Coral Gables PGA Tour between 1931 and 1937 and between 1959 and 1962.
Source / Real Estate America online
Spanish translation to English from google, HOMERICH
date / August / 4 /2018