Mangrove Bay Golf Course to Remain Open During Summer Renovations
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (April 28, 2017) – Beginning Monday, May 1, golfers who play Mangrove Bay Golf Course, 875 62nd Ave. NE, will notice some changes as a $650,000 course renovation project gets underway. These are the first major improvements to the 18-hole championship golf course since 1998, and the golf course, driving range, and clubhouse will remain open for play. Renovations are expected to last approximately four months, depending on weather.
During the renovations, golfers will tee off and play on temporary greens. Greens fees will be discounted beginning May 1; golfers will pay $18 to ride and $12 to walk.
The project includes the re-grassing of all 18 greens and three practice greens, restoring greens to their original size; resizing and reshaping of bunkers; rebuilding and re-grassing of several tees; and repaving the entrance road, parking lot, and cart paths. The course will feature 419 Bermuda grass, similar to grass used at other area courses, for tees and collars; greens surfaces will feature Platinum Paspalum grass.
City Council approved Weeki Wachee funds to pay for the project. A public celebration to show off newly renovated course will be held this fall.