ROUND ROCK, TX. (January 5, 2018) – KemperSports announced today it will begin construction on a comprehensive renovation of Forest Creek Golf Club, located on the East Side of Round Rock, Texas. The ambitious golf course improvement plan will further highlight the natural beauty of the Hill Country and improve playability and conditioning of the golf course by implementing industry-leading technology and construction practices.
The $5.1 million renovation project includes:
· Rebuilding all 18 greens, practice putting green and chipping green to USGA specifications
· Creation of optional 19th hole
· Complete renovation of the driving range, including new tee area, range lighting, netting regrading, target greens, sand traps
· Reconstruction of all bunkers throughout the golf course
· Improved drainage in low lying areas of the course
· Installation of new course irrigation system
· Replacement and renovation of bridges and other infrastructure
The renovation will also include tree clearing and planting of native grasses to further enhance the courses beauty.
“We are confident that this renovation will set Forest Creek Golf Club on a path for continued success,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “The city’s investment in the course will solidify Forest Creek as the Hill Country’s Home for Golf for many years to come.”
Due to the scope of the project, the golf course will be closed for play beginning January 1, 2018, with plans to re-open late Summer 2018. During construction, the Player’s Grill and Forest Room will remain open for dining and special events.
For more information about Forest Creek Golf Club, please visit www.ForestCreek.com
About Forest Creek Golf Club
Owned by the City of Round Rock and managed by KemperSports since 2017, Forest Creek Golf Club was originally designed by well-known golf course architect Dick Phelps. Forest Creek Golf Club provides hill country golf at its finest. The 7,147 yard par-72 golf course has been nationally recognized as one of the finest public golf courses in Central Texas. Other amenities of this Round Rock golf course include a full service grill, event center and an outstanding practice range enhanced by a putting green and short-game complex.
Forest Creek is located in Round Rock, less than 30 minutes from downtown Austin. Our meticulous course maintenance and accommodating staff naturally complement the fantastic course design to create the total golf package. It doesn't get much better than Forest Creek Golf Club where we deliver the ultimate Hill Country golf experience.
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S., Caribbean and Central America. The company’s award-winning portfolio includes nationally-ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Harbor Shores, site of the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in 2018; and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit http://www.kempersports.com.