Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Reopens After Major Renovation

Resort Restores Greens to Original Rees Jones Design

DESTIN, FL, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The prestigious Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort announced it has reopened following a complete greens renovation to the Rees Jones designed course.

The four-month project, completed by Southeastern Turf Grass from Augusta, Ga., replaced all 18 green complexes with ultra-dwarf, TifEagle Bermuda grass, plus expanded and restored each to its original size when the course opened in 1994. The project also included strategic tree removal and the enhancement of 18 bunkers spanning multiple holes.

"This project signifies our commitment to providing the highest quality golf experience for all of our members and resort guests," said Matt Caister, PGA head golf professional at Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin. "Players will notice the difference in the greens immediately and with the subtle contours and ridges added, it will allow us to be more creative with pin locations and make for a fun, yet challenging test for all skill levels."

The Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin has been recognized as the "Crown Jewel of Florida Golf" by Golf Magazine, twice honored as one of the "Top 30 Courses in Florida" by Golf Digest, and named multiple times at Golfweek's list of "America's Best Resort Courses."

The 7,000-yard layout is highlighted by breathtaking views along Choctawhatchee Bay on the back nine, while the front nine winds golfers through the majestic pine forests and wetlands of Florida's popular Emerald Coast. Side-by-side with Sandestin's Raven Golf Club, it is the only location in the world where Rees and Robert Trent Jones, Jr. courses meet.

For more information on the Burnt Pine Golf Club at Sandestin and the three other courses at the #1 Resort on Florida's Emerald Coast, visit Sandestin.com, or call 1-866-91-BEACH.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a major destination for all seasons and all ages, and was named the #1 resort on Florida's Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring more than 1,250 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. As a member of Visit South Walton and Visit Florida, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 113-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a charming pedestrian village with events, shopping, dining and nightlife. People are invited to download Sandestin's APP for iPhone and Android devices, or become a Facebook Fan or Twitter follower for the latest events and news.

SOURCE: Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

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