Plans have been finalized for the 2016 WSGA Senior Championship which will be played on The Conservatory Course at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida October 24-26.
The Tom Watson designed course is truly a masterpiece featuring waterfalls, babbling brooks and veneered field stone work. The Conservatory Course contains 140 sand and coquina bunkers along with three sod-faced bunkers. Designer Watson, a five-time British Open Champion, definitely gives a nod to his affinity for British style golf with a links style course of rolling hills, huge undulating greens and waste bunkers.
The Conservatory totally exemplifies Watson’s fundamental requirements of an outstanding course—beauty, variety and challenge. In 2008 Golf Digest ranked The Conservatory third on its elite list of America’s Best New Public Courses. The Signature Hole is the Par 3 #8 which will be playing 113 yards at the WSGA Southern Seniors in October. The signature hole is surrounded by water and guarded by bunkers.
The #1 handicap hole is the Par 5 #10 which will be playing 426 yards. It features a difficult approach to a well-protected green. Players will love the large practice facility which is so long you can hit from both ends of the range, according to WSGA President Audrey Songy. There is also a large short game practice area.” Rumor has it that the Florida players cannot wait to play this breathtaking course this Fall. “It might be a good idea to get your entry in as soon as you receive it,” according to a reliable source.
For those interested in a sneak peak at this awesome course you can take the Conservatory Course Tour at the club’s website
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