FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — One of Florida's oldest golf courses is getting a face-lift just before its 100th birthday.
Fort Myers Country Club was designed in 1917 by Donald Ross. The city council last month agreed to $5.2 million in improvements to the public course.
The course will be closed next year from April to October while the work is being done.
After a tournment in February 2012, fans complained that the course was starting to show its age.
Professional golfer George McNeill tells the News-Press (http://newspr.es/1aWjnyf ) that he thinks the improvements are a great idea. He says the fairways "have the same grass as when (Thomas) Edison walked the course, so needless to say, it's pretty old."
Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com