LAKE WALES, Florida (April 17, 2021) – Blue Cypress Golf Course, the city of Jacksonville-owned nine-hole golf course located in the heart of the scenic Blue Cypress Park, proudly announces a major renovation to their facility and it’s reopening as of mid-April.
The overhaul includes rebuilt greens, tee boxes and fairways for the nine-hole layout, an enhanced and lengthened driving range and new 3,500 square-foot practice green.
Originally opened in the 1960s as Blue Cypress Golf & Country Club, the City of Jacksonville purchased the site in 1994 with plans to convert the site to a more natural, resourced-based public recreation site.
The golf course was converted to a nine-hole layout opening in 2003 and the city also added a fishing pier, community center, swimming pool, tennis courts and several athletic fields.
The course fell on difficult times and ultimately closed in 2016. Indigo Golf Partners partnered with the City of Jacksonville in 2020 to renovate and reopen the course, using funds allocated by the city. Construction began last June. The course, other than the putting greens, will be maintained by cutting the grass to the same length, which should provide a fun environment for golfers of all skill levels.
“Indigo Golf Partners and the City of Jacksonville hold a joint commitment to elevate the facility and create a comfortable and fun environment for everyone to enjoy playing golf,” says Daryl Joseph, Director of Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services. “Indigo has a strong track record in the state of Florida and has already shown their expertise in growing safe and enjoyable recreational experiences.”
Designed by Everett, Byron and Terry Comstock, Blue Cypress Golf Course is a player friendly 9-hole, par-36 parkland layout running at about 3,229 yards from the longest tees. After the reopening of the golf course, the city will engage an architect to help create an additional three holes to create two six-hole loops appropriate for golfers of all skill levels.
“Jacksonville loves its golf and we are so proud to help revive the course at Blue Cypress Park in a sustainable way,” says Dan Zimmer, vice president of operations for Indigo Golf Partners. “By providing consistent conditions, a high level of service and exciting programs for all golfers, we will help the course excel even more as a community asset and business.”