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Heritage Golf Group Announces Re-Opening Date at TPC Tampa Bay Following Greens Project

Heritage Golf Group is pleased to announce that TPC Tampa Bay, a premier daily-fee golf facility in Tampa, Florida, re-opened to the public on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009, following a two month closure. The facility closed in mid-June to re-grass all of the greens on the award-winning golf course, and host of the Champions Tour Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.

“Our greens were the original greens from when we opened in 1991. Over time, even with the best maintenance practices, the greens need to be replaced,” said Brady Boyd, General Manager at TPC Tampa Bay. “The average life-span of a green is not much more than 15 years. We have a commitment to our guests to provide unrivaled golf and uncompromising service. This project is an investment in that commitment,” said Boyd.

TPC Tampa Bay chose Champion Ultra-dwarf Bermudagrass for the new project. “Champion is a terrific warm weather turfgrass, and we have had great success with it at our sister clubs throughout the south,” comments Jason Kubel, TPC Tampa Bay’s Golf Course Superintendent. Champion turf can be found on more than 400 golf courses throughout the south.

TPC Tampa Bay is considered to be one of the top golf courses in Florida, and was ranked the #18 public golf facility in the United States by the 2009 GolfWorld Magazine Reader’s Choice Poll. Playing from close to 7,000 yards, the course hosts the Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am each spring, and numerous prestigious outings and tournaments. The course was designed by Bobby Weed with Chi-Chi Rodriguez as player consultant.

About The Collection On Hilton Head Island

The Heritage Golf Collection ( features a group of four premier, resort-style golf clubs including seven award-winning golf courses and 135 holes of golf on Hilton Head Island, SC. Owned and managed by Heritage Golf Group, The Heritage Golf Collection includes Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, Shipyard Golf Club, Palmetto Hall Plantation Club and Oyster Reef Golf Club. With a variety of resort amenities, “Stay & Play” packages and a private country club atmosphere, the Heritage Golf Collection on Hilton Head Island is the perfect choice for the perfect vacation.

About Heritage Golf Group

Heritage Golf Group (, established in 1999, is an innovative, industry leading hospitality company and owner/operator of premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties spanning Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas. Guided by the principle of evolving the private club and golf business experience to the highest level, each individual club’s amenities and operational systems are tailored to augment their one-of-a-kind assets. With a commitment to delivering memorable experiences to its members and guests, the company is constantly expanding their team of experts in operations, golf, culinary, lodging, fitness, agronomy and special events. Backed by the financial strength of Tower Three Partners, an operationally oriented private equity firm, Heritage Golf Group is uniquely poised to expand through the acquisition of a tightly focused and selective group of upscale clubs.


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