The Kensington Golf & Country Club in Naples, Florida has reopened its golf course following a $ 7.2 million renovation project by original designer Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
The project included planting new varieties of Bermudagrass, including Bimini on the fairways and TifEagle on the greens, as well as adding drainage to create firm and fast playing conditions. Additional changes included new “ribbon” start areas to create alternate hole distances and approach angles, as well as updated bunkers with improved visibility and new pavements. Concrete cart tracks were removed from the landing areas and a new irrigation control system was installed.
“I am extremely proud of the design work done at Kensington Golf & Country Club over the years, starting with the original golf course over 25 years ago and followed by the renovation completed in 2006,” said Jones. “Now we have a completely reinvigorated and updated golf course, along with our strategic design philosophies. “
The course work is part of a series of renovations carried out at the Florida club’s facilities, which opened in 1994, including a recent $ 3.5 million clubhouse renovation.
“With this latest work now complete on our golf course, we can offer current and potential members a virtually unheard of club experience in an established club setting,” said David Krzywonos, Managing Director of Kensington Golf & Country Club. “We are particularly proud to complete this latest project without a progressive evaluation. “