Marco Island Marriott Announces $4 million Golf Course Upgrade

Marco Island Marriott Announces $4 million Golf Course Upgrade
The renovation plans will feature the installation of wall-to-wall Platinum Paspalum turf and a soft goods upgrade to the course's Clubhouse, which will feature a return to an “Old Florida” interior theme with new furniture, flooring, lighting, and paint.

The project will also feature design changes to many of its bunker complexes, which will be facilitated by Peter Jacobsen & Jim Hardy of Jacobsen and Hardy Golf Course Design. These changes will greatly enhance the course's visual appeal.

“Each golf course has a unique character in large part to the collection of bunkers,” said designer Peter Jacobsen. “We are excited about enhancing and updating the bunkers at The Rookery to improve the playability and overall golf experience.”

The Rookery is scheduled to close for updates starting in late April and is expected to re-open in November 2014.

“As one of South Florida's premier golf destinations, our goal is to move our golf product from great to legendary with these improvements,” says General Manager of Golf Chris Major. “Keeping our prestigious courses up to par is a priority and we look forward to welcoming back our Members and travelers to experience our new and improved course at the end of the year.”

While the course is under construction, resort guests and members will be able to play at Marco Island Marriott's second Championship course, Hammock Bay, a par 72 course with 18 challenging and distinct holes.

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