Probable first play will be in September 2009
Palm Coast, Florida – August 10, 2008 – Real estate developer Centex Destination Properties closed the Palm Harbor Golf Course and tore down the clubhouse as part of a larger project to develop a new resort in Palm Coast, Florida. Centex planned a Jack Nicklaus redesign of the course, but when the resort project stalled, the course was left unplayable and in a state of neglect. In a deal worked out between Centex and the City of Palm Coast the course was "donated" to be used as a municipal facility. The city received title, local golfers rejoiced, and consultants were hired to help direct the renovation, but there have been few visible signs of progress.
I’m told that city officials met with the golf course designer August 8, 2008. It looks like construction bids will go out within the next few weeks. The "probable" first date of play on the renovated course is September 2009. A source close to the project told me that "the plans look great and the changes wonderful." They added that the work was being done "right" rather than "too quick."
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