The New North Course

North Course Updates

Fort Lauderdale Country Club announced the approval of a $3.7 million renovation of its North Course. The project is scheduled to begin April 1, 2019 with an anticipated completion date of November 30, 2019.

The renovation of the championship North Course began on April 1, with an anticipated completion date of November 30, 2019.
Kipp Schulties of KS Designs, LLC is the architect heading up the renovation.

This renovation comes at a time when other local private golf and country clubs are closing their doors.

"Reinvestment into a club's infrastructure is vital to the success of not only that club, but of the golf industry as a whole." - FLCC General Manager Michael O'Brien.

The result will be a distinctly different golf course. The scope of work not only includes the replacement and expansion of the greens, but also goes further with replacement and/or relocation of all bunkers,
and providing tees between 4,500yds and 7,300yds, making the course more enjoyable for both men and women of all abilities.

This new course design will be just one more thing to add to the extensive list of advantages that sets Fort Lauderdale Country Club apart from the competition.

"During the project, we anticipate growth; once the North Course is complete, however, we fully expect that rate to increase rapidly," - Membership Director Valerie Roca.

Fort Lauderdale Country Club has put together some attractive incentives for potential new members to join before the completion of the new course.

"We couldn't be more thrilled with this project approval, and are excited to further our reputation for being the premier golf club of Broward County," - Club President, Lee Patterson

Renovation Renderings

 

    


 Videos
  • North Course Updates From the General Manager
    • North Course Update
      by Michael O'Brien
      September 12, 2019

      Grow Baby Grow!

      The final sprigs and sod have been laid and the grassing of the course is complete. Mother Nature has control of the golf course now and the grow-in period has begun. With 12 weeks for the youngest fairway to grow-in, the course has plenty of time to become established and ready for play the day after Thanksgiving.

      The last fairway sprigged, hole number 12, is very visible from the South Course, and you will be able to see the formation of thick grass in the coming days.

      Landscaping of the course is primarily an in-house project, and Todd and his crew are hard at work installing the greenery that, in time, will beautify the golf course. To maximize funds, smaller vegetation will be planted that will mature over the next few years and cover the course with lush color.

      With so many new elements of the course designed by our course architect, Kipp Schulties, it truly lives up to the description of being “distinctly different.” Waste areas and native areas have been reconfigured on a much larger scale that will present a different look and feel to the course.

      A sneak peek will be offered to all members on November 13th and 22nd, before the official opening on November 29th. This will include a walking tour, complete with beverages on the front side of the course and the back nine. This walking tour will point out new features on the course, give a professional view of how each hole should be played, and point out geography comparisons of the old layout to the new one. These two events are set up to be entertaining and engaging so please mark your calendar for at least one of the days.

      The North Course Committee is also creating the opening ceremony events and how access to the course during the first days will be managed. The opening on November 29th will begin with a fabulous brunch, followed by a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony on the 18th green as well as first tee offs. All members are welcome to join the ceremony, which leads into the afternoon shotgun open to a limited number of Equity Members. Following the tournament will be a cocktail party for all members to enjoy and converse about their new course.

      The first weekend of play will be ordered by assigned tee times. The club expects a tremendous demand to play the course during the first weekend, and is implementing organizational processes to manage the demand. Additional details on the selection process will be sent in the coming days.

      More inaugural events are planned, and it is a very exciting time at the club and we are going to be very proud of the best course in Broward County coming to FLCC.

  • Fort Lauderdale Country Club Announces $3.7M North Course Renovation
    • Fort Lauderdale Country Club Announces $3.7M North Course Renovation


      Friday, September 21, 2018

      FT. LAUDERDALE -- Fort Lauderdale Country Club announced on Friday, September 21, 2018 that its membership has approved a $3.7 million renovation of its North Course.

      The project is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2019, with an anticipated completion date of November 30, 2019.

      This renovation comes at a time when other local private golf and country clubs are closing their doors. “Reinvestment into a club’s infrastructure is vital to the success of not only that club, but of the golf industry as a whole,” said FLCC General Manager Michael O’Brien.

      Fort Lauderdale Country Club has contracted with Kipp Schulties of KS Designs, LLC to head up the renovation.

      The result will be “a distinctly different golf course,” according to Schulties. The scope of work approved, and fully funded by the membership, not only includes the replacement and expansion of the greens, but also goes further with replacement and/or relocation of all bunkers, and providing tees between 4,500yds and 7,200yds, making the course more enjoyable for both men and women of all abilities.

      This sentiment was echoed by O’Brien in a message to the Club membership, in which he states that this new course design will be just one more thing to add to the extensive list of advantages that sets Fort Lauderdale Country Club apart from the competition.

      “The [North Course] greens were due for replacement,” says Golf Course Superintendent Todd Ingram. “However, this project not only addresses the age of the greens, but creates an exciting new course that I know our members will enjoy.”

      Overall, the response to the renovation of the North Course has been positive. “During the project, we anticipate a very conservative membership growth rate; once the North Course is complete, however, we fully expect that rate to increase rapidly,” says Membership Director Valerie Roca. Fort Lauderdale Country Club has put together some attractive incentives for potential new members to join before the completion of the new course.

      “We couldn’t be more thrilled with this project approval, and are excited to further our reputation for being the premier golf club of Broward County,” says Club President Lee Patterson.


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FLCC is offering some attractive incentives to join before the completion of the North Course. For membership information, please call (954) 318-0157.