Cape Royal Golf Club, which in 2017 underwent the start of a transformative redevelopment plan, hosted a season kickoff tournament, which brought up nearly $5,000 for area charity Saturday, January 13, 2018. The kickoff scramble tournament showcased new features of the course, including new greens, new clubhouse design, a new bar and restaurant, updated cuisine, modern toilet facilities, new golf carts and championship service staff managed by Green Golf Partners (GGP).
“The kickoff event went even better than we anticipated. Every player was excited from the moment they arrived until the moment they left with eagerness to return!” said Tyler Arnold, general manager of the Cape Royal Golf Club. “There ended up being enough players to develop four flights (ACC, SEC, PAC 12 and Big Ten) of 9 teams based on the results. The flights were named after college football conferences since this was a ‘kickoff’ event.”
“This is what we envisioned when we took over caring for and ultimately buying the golf course property,” said Tom Cooper, director at large of the Cape Royal Homes Owners Association. “The partnership between GGP and the HOA is a grand example of what can be accomplished when all involved share common goals and work in concert to achieve them.”
Cape Royal Golf Club is a family-friendly, full-service club open to the public featuring some of the most exquisite golf course design and mouth-watering fresh cuisine in the Cape Coral area. General Manager Tyler Arnold, Golf Superintendent Greg Coyne, PGA Assistant Professional and Teaching Professional Greg Doll, and Executive Chef Mark Thomas lead the management team in 2018.
World Long Drive Champion Bobby Bradley of Wellington, Florida, hosted a long drive contest that alone generated nearly $1,700 for the Cape Royal Community Foundation, part of roughly $5,000 raised during the event. The foundation donates college and university scholarships to high school golfers in the Lee and Collier County area.
Other results from the Cape Royal Season Kickoff included these winners:
- ACC Flight: McDaniel / Prendotta / Rudd / Teets
- SEC Flight: Gilstrap / Risner / Bereiter / Jager
- PAC 12 Flight: Sullivan / Sullivan / Baltazar / Baltazar
- Big Ten Flight: Allen / Allen Jr. / Cleveland / Cleveland
- Men’s Long Drive: Matt Schmitz
- Men’s Closest to the Pin: Lindsey Blackwell
- Women’s Long Drive: Julie Plourde
- Women’s Closest to the Pin: Jackie Cooper
- Putting Contest: Bob Mills
Cooper added that Cape Royal and the HOA gain from GGP’s experience in supplying high quality and championship service to guests. GGP manages 17 golf courses and golf clubs in five nations, including Kemper Lakes Golf Club in suburban Chicago, which will host the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship this June.
“We are ecstatic to be creating a crown jewel in Cape Coral where all golfers and non-golfers are welcome,” said Matt McIntee, CEO of Green Golf Partners. “The golf course transformation that’s underway is the first rate, and it is a fun course to play. We look forward to raising the bar in the Florida recreation and golf marketplace for the public.”
About Cape Royal Golf Club
Cape Royal Golf Club located in Cape Coral, Florida is a pleasure for golfers of any skill level to play. In 2017, Cape Royal Golf Club began the transformation of its course and clubhouse. Golfers can test their accuracy with challenging fairways, water hazards, and sand traps. Non-golfers and social guests can enjoy the excellent restaurant and bar called Caloosa Club. Real-time information is available on Facebook for Cape Royal Golf Club. Cape Royal, located at 11460 Royal Tee Circle, Cape Coral, Florida.
About Green Golf Partners
Green Golf Partners is one of the fastest-growing golf course management companies in the United States. Its senior management team, with more than 100 years of combined experience, is considered among the leading golf course management experts in the golf world. The entire Green Golf Partners team believes that celebrating the game and emphasizing fun are critical to the long-term success at the projects which they develop.