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Plantation Preserve Course Reopens in Florida
Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club has reopened in Plantation, Fla. The Audubon-certified, par-72 layout measures 7,000 yards from the tips. It’s the only public course in Broward County featuring Sea Dwarf Paspalum turf.
Greater Fort Lauderdale now features two Audubon-certified courses: Plantation Preserve and Parkland Country Club, in Parkland. Parkland Country Club is a private, 7,100 yard-Greg Norman-designed course that offers select tee times to visitors.
Plantation Preserve was designed by von Hagge, Smelek & Baril. Called the former Golf Club of Plantation before its redevelopment, the facility occupies a portion of a 211-acre site owned by the city of Plantation. In addition to the new course, the property boasts a 1.5-mile park trail with two trailheads that wind through the course and 29 acres of wetland preserves. Interpretive signs are located at each end of the trail as well as at four trail stops and alongside a Tequesta Indian burial mound.
The facility also features a large driving range with both grass and mat tees and a 6,600-square-foot clubhouse with a 160-seat dining room and lounge.
“The Plantation Preserve provides a challenging course for golfers of all skill levels, but it also compliments the local environment,” said John Webb, vice president of Sports Development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Weekday greens fees, including golf cart, start at $45 ($55 weekends) for non-members from May through October; $65 ($75 weekends) from April and November through December 19 and $90 ($100 weekends) from December 20 through March.
For additional information or a tee time, the call 954/585-5020 or visit www.plantation.org/community/PlantationPrese/index.html. For more information about Greater Fort Lauderdale or to order a Greater Fort Lauderdale Golf Guide, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 100 East Broward Boulevard, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301; or call 800-22-SUNNY (U.S. and Canada) or visit www.sunny.org/golf.