Great greens:Gator Lakes closing for six-month, $900,000 renovations to course
By Jamie Haig, 16 SOW Public Affairs
/ Published April 10, 2006
HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. --
The Hurlburt Field golf course will close for approximately six months starting April 16 in order to complete more than $900,000 in renovations to the course’s greens and restaurant.
The driving range and pro shop will remain open during this time period, said Mike Treylinek, Gator Lakes course manager.
“When golfers return, they’ll find 19 brand new greens to play on,” Mr. Treylinek said. “We’re doing a complete redesign.”
The redesign of some of the greens is due to location, water drainage, air movement and sun. All 19 greens will be renovated.
“It’s a long time coming,” said Mr. Treylinek. “We’ve been trying to do this for the past six years. The money is finally there for us to start the work needed.”
Mr. Treylinek said the golf course expects to lose approximately $200,000 in revenue in the next six months.
The driving range and the pro shop will be open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Special associate memberships will be available during the hiatus.
“It’s in desperate need of repair,” said Senior Airman Tom Goodge, Air Force Special Operations Command.
The course is expected to reopen at the end of October.
For more information, call the pro shop at 881-2251.
(Editor’s note: Staff Sgt. Mareshah Haynes, 16th Special Operations Wing, public affairs, contributed to this article.)