Hobe Sound Golf Club, a private golf club in southern Martin County, FL, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this coming 2018-19 season, which will set the stage for a major course renovation in the summer of 2019.
The Club was first established in 1988, with its 18-hole course designed by Joe Lee. The original architect was directed by developers to retain the naturalness of the terrain and to create a topflight course suitable for private membership, both hallmarks that continue to this day.
Hobe Sound Golf Club is situated on a natural sand ridge that stands out alongside the Treasure Coast’s usually flat terrain and the region is home to some of the most exclusive clubs in the country. Tom Fazio II Golf Design has been selected for the 2019 project, which will include wall-to-wall re-grassing, adjusting the teeing grounds to add length to the course, improving the bunkers, and installation of a new, state-of-the-art irrigation system.
“I am thankful to be starting with such a good palette. The natural characteristics of this property are what golf designers dream of,” said Fazio II, a third generation golf architect based in Jupiter, FL, whose portfolio of courses includes Quail Valley Golf Club in Vero Beach, FL; Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ; Trump National in Briarcliff Manor, NY; Great River in Milford, CT; and Tequesta Country Club in Tequesta, FL.
“The sandy white soil, pines, oaks and scrub oak are the ideal site for golf,” continued Fazio. “We will be working to exploit these features to create a more sustainable and environment-friendly course.
“My goal is to greatly improve the strategic nature of the golf course; making it more challenging for the better players, less penal for the higher handicapped players, and a course that plays different each day for all players,” added Fazio.
Hobe Sound Golf Club is owned by its Equity Members. Club President Skip Willis and the Board of Governors have been working on a multi-year plan to increase membership while at the same time maintaining a no tee time environment and an ideal pace of play for all.
“Hobe Sound Golf Club is a dream golf club,” said Mr. Willis. “We’re here to play golf and enjoy each other’s company. The game is what brings us together and we are thrilled to have Tom Fazio II, with his expertise and reputation, work on our prized possession – our golf course.”
Hobe Sound Golf Club prides itself on presenting the game of golf as it was meant to be: an impeccably maintained course…a warm and friendly membership…and exceptional attention and service. Fine dining and congenial social activities complete the experience for members and their friends and family.
The Club is accepting a limited number of applications for the upcoming 2018-19 season and inquiries can be made to Membership Director Michele Blanco at (772) 545-3017 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be found at www.hobesoundgolfclub.com. HSGC is located at 11671 SE Plandome Drive in Hobe Sound; on Bridge Road, one-half mile west of US 1.