Miromar Lakes’ Arthur Hills’ ‘Signature’ Championship Golf Course is in optimum playing condition after an innovative change to its maintenance schedule.
Miromar Lakes is ahead of the game, gaining a full month and a half of superb conditions by undertaking an extended in-depth summer maintenance program. Historically, most Southwest Florida golf courses are at minimum acceptable playing conditions in September and early October, while Miromar Lakes is in top condition.
“We accomplished the course surface area renovation goals that the USGA recommends for an entire year, in just this summer maintenance. The ability to allow the course to rest and rejuvenate maximized the effects of the maintenance program.” says Miromar Lakes golf course superintendent Jim Hengel.
Mike Spetsios, with the Southwest Florida Chapter PGA, complimented after a recent tournament at Miromar Lakes Golf Course, “I would like to thank superintendent Jim Hengel and his staff for the fantastic condition of the course. The greens were some of the best I have played in our Chapter. It sure is a pleasure to play a course that is in tournament condition. Hopefully, the Chapter will have the privilege of playing in many more tournaments hosted by such a premier facility as Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. “
Hengel says he consulted with a network of golf course superintendents across the country before committing to this innovative schedule. The aggressive program was especially effective in part because Miromar Lakes’ golf course is always maintained to the highest standards.
Director of Golf and Memberships Ken McMaster says the approach brought inquiries from other fellow PGA professionals who were interested in the intention and end result of the change. “Our intention was the same as other years; being optimum playing surfaces for our members, but this schedule proved to be more efficient. The course is now in superior condition and we invite our reciprocal club members to experience it first hand. I know they will be amazed at the condition of the course.”
The Miromar Lakes Golf Club boasts the only Arthur Hills “Signature” championship golf course in Southwest Florida. A par-72 course, pros and amateurs alike rave about the 7,400 yards of play. Tifeagle Bermuda greens provide smooth and quick putting conditions year round. Six sets of tees challenge players of all levels.
Miromar’s Tuscan-inspired Golf Clubhouse won the prestigious Silver award from the National Association of Home Builders in 2010, making it the #2 Clubhouse in the United States, second only to Miromar Lakes Beach Clubhouse which received the Gold award, and the honor of #1 Clubhouse in the United States. No other community has ever earned those two honors in the same year. Recently Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club also garnered the awards for “Community of the Year” and “Best Clubhouse” from both the Collier Building Industry Association and Lee Building Industry Association for its eighth year in a row.
Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is a project of Miromar Development Corporation and Margaret Antonier, Founder and CEO. The multi-faceted real estate development company has a portfolio of residential and commercial properties including the nearby Miromar Outlets and the Miromar Design Center. Visit Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club just north of Naples. Take exit 123 off I-75, turn right onto Corkscrew Road and drive a half mile east past the Miromar Design Center and Miromar Outlets to Ben Hill Griffin Parkway. Turn left and continue 2.8 miles north to Miromar Lakes. http://www.MiromarLakes.com For more information on Golf opportunities, please contact the Director of Golf and Memberships Ken McMaster at (239) 481-5721.