When endings welcome new beginnings, there is much reason to believe that it’s the start of something better. This much was true at the Plantation Golf Club in Plantation, Florida. Its loyal patrons had to bid the old-time favorite goodbye; the good thing was, a better, more beautiful and more challenging golf vacation destination stood in its place. And the Plantation Preserve Golf Course delivered more than what was expected.
The 18-hole championship golf course was designed by the prestigious design team of von Hagge, Smelek & Baril. Whilst everyone was anticipating a course the same caliber as the old one, the Plantation Preserve Golf Course is a shocker. It measures a whooping 7,148 yards from the longest tees for a par of 72. It has a good number of challenging holes, including the signature 9th hole island green. Another interesting feature of the course are the numerous water holes that could boost or break any golfer’s ego. And that is ANY GOLFER, considering it has five sets of tees that could accommodate players of any handicap. The Sea Dwarf Paspalum grass on the greens – the only one in the entire Broward County to use them – and the state-of-the-art practice facilities all the more make this golf course a golf vacation haven.
And it is, in fact, a haven not only for golf trip aficionados but for the nature lovers too. The Plantation Preserve Golf Course is one of the two Audubon-certified courses in the greater Ft Lauderdale area, the other one being Parkland Country Club. It is one of those few courses that combine a classic design with modern amenities and a modern perspective – fits both the traditional and the new-age golfer. It is indeed a beginning that sees no end in the near future.