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Weed Design to Re-Design Lagoon Course at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club


Weed Design has been selected to re-design the Lagoon Course at the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. With 36 holes adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean, golf has a rich tradition at the resort, dating back to the original Ocean Course, designed in 1928 by Herbert Strong.

The Lagoon Course renovation will mark the completion of a 10-year upgrade of all resort amenities. The resort-wide overhaul was initiated in 1998 by Weed Design's renovation of the famed Ocean Course.

Firm principal Bobby Weed commented, "We are very pleased to be selected for the Lagoon Course commission and to finish what we started in '98. The Lagoon Course is a friendly complement to the wind-swept sternness of the Ocean Course. We will upgrade the Lagoon Course's infrastructure and playability to ensure the golf at the Ponte Vedra Inn and Club comprises the finest 36 resort holes to be found on the Eastern seaboard."

The Lagoon Course is currently a par 70, just over 5,570 yards. "Our task will be to lengthen the layout and create a user-friendly golf course in a relaxing, timeless setting, framed by inland dunes and live oak hammocks," said project architect Scot Sherman.

The Lagoon Course was a nine-hole layout fashioned by Robert Trent Jones in 1961; it was expanded to 18 holes in 1977 by Joe Lee. Weed said that the course renovations will be comprehensive, including upgrades of drainage and irrigation along with a new updated grassing palette. Work is slated to begin next May and ready to open early November.