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1 of Fla's oldest golf courses will get face-lift

October 5, 2013
Associated Press

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 ( ) 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,



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