SALAMANDER HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCES RESTORATION OF THE OCEAN COURSE AT HAMMOCK BEACH RESORT
FLORIDA RESORT HAS RECENTLY RENOVATED LOBBY, ONE-BEDROOM SUITES AND MEETING SPACES
PALM COAST, FL – December 6, 2016 – Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel company founded by Sheila C. Johnson, has unveiled restoration plans for The Ocean Course at Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.
The Ocean Course, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, is famed for its six Atlantic Ocean-hugging holes and thrilling closing stretch named “The Bear Claw.” The extensive restoration work, which is being undertaken in conjunction with Nicklaus Design, includes re-grassing all fairways, greens and rough with the salt-tolerant Platinum Paspalum as well as reconstructing each tee box, bunker and green complex. The course is scheduled to re-open in October 2017, while Hammock Beach’s other championship layout, the highly-rated Conservatory Course, continues to accommodate guest and member play.
The Ocean Course restoration work follows a number of enhancements at Hammock Beach. The resort recently reimagined its grand lobby to now feature beautiful new flooring, contemporary furniture and lighting, and a brand new sushi bar. It also upgraded 75 of its spacious one-bedroom suites, including installation of new carpet, furniture, updated artwork, flat-panel televisions and reconstructed kitchenettes. All 15,000 square feet of Hammock Beach’s indoor meeting and event space were also updated with new carpet, wall coverings and lighting. In addition, the resort has refreshed the décor in its Delfinos Italian restaurant and is currently updating the interior design in its Loggerheads Lounge.
The Ocean Course has been closed since October when high winds and storm surge from Hurricane Matthew caused damage across the majority of its holes. The resort’s owners and management team have taken a long-term view regarding conditioning and have opted to conduct a complete course restoration.
“After numerous expert analyses and recommendations, we determined that a full restoration was best to ensure that The Ocean Course will re-open as one of the finest resort courses in America,” said Terry Bechtold, Hammock Beach Resort’s managing director. “Upon completion, we will be able to offer one of the finest grass surfaces on which a golfer can play.”
Nestled along northeast Florida’s shoreline in Palm Coast, Hammock Beach Resort features more than 300 spacious accommodations, including a 12-story tower of luxury suites. In addition to its golf experience, the amenity-rich resort offers a rejuvenating ocean-inspired spa and fitness center, multiple restaurants and bars, a multi-level pool complex with adult and children areas, and one of the most relaxing, unspoiled beaches in the state.
For more information, call Hammock Beach Resort at 866-841-0287 or visit www.hammockbeach.com. Hammock Beach Resort is located at 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32137.
About Salamander Hotels & Resorts
Salamander Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company’s Signature Collection includes the stunning Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, a 340-acre equestrian-inspired property near Washington, D.C.; The Henderson, a 170-room grand beach resort in Destin, FL; NOPSI New Orleans, a new 217-room luxury historic hotel conversion in New Orleans opening in spring 2017; and Hotel Bennett, a 179 luxury hotel in Charleston, SC, opening in fall 2017. The company’s Golf Collection includes Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which hosts an annual PGA TOUR event at its Copperhead Course; Reunion Resort in Orlando, which features Signature courses by Palmer, Watson and Nicklaus; and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL, an Atlantic Oceanfront property with lauded designs by Nicklaus and Watson. For additional information, visit www.SalamanderHotels.com.