Tampa, FL, June 09, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Local Courses Go Green with Cypress Trees
Wentworth and Crescent Oaks plant 320 New Trees
Locally-owned Ace Golf continues renovation of its Wentworth and Crescent Oaks Golf Clubs with the addition of 320 cypress trees and another 130 trees at its Pebble Creek Golf Club (450 total). The trees arrived late last month and are being planted along pond banks, the favored habitat of water-loving bald cypress trees, on most of the 18 golf holes at each course.
The trees are just 4 feet tall now, but one day will grow to 50-70 feet. They are the ones that you see along ponds and in wetland areas with moss hanging from them. With 130 acres at Wentworth and 200 acres at Crescent Oaks, there are lots of mature trees and plenty of places to put more of them, including over 20 ponds.
Eventually, owner Bill Place hopes the trees will set his golf courses apart from other ones. “Golfers come to enjoy the outdoors. Trees, wildlife, ponds and beautiful scenery are part of that serenity. Place did the same thing at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa after purchasing the club in 2005. Within the first three years, he added over 1,000 trees, palms, and shrubs to that course.
Ace Golf purchased Wentworth Golf Club from its members in January 2012 and Crescent Oaks Golf Club in August 2012. Both clubs were previously struggling, so Place renovated them, turned them semi-private (public may play), opened their banquet rooms for public wedding receptions and joined them with Pebble Creek under a single membership plan. Wentworth and Crescent Oaks have since added over 100 members, welcomed public golfers and diners to their restaurants and hosted numerous weddings. This summer, junior golf camps are being offered to all kids.
Wentworth Golf Club is at 2990 Wentworth Way in Tarpon Springs (off Eastlake south of Tarpon Ave.). To make a Tee Time to play Wentworth, go on-line at www.wentworthgolfclub.org or call 727 942-4760. The club is open 7 days a week and its Mulligans Irish Pub is open to the public for lunch and dinner every day.
Crescent Oaks Golf Club is at 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd. in Tarpon Springs (Eastlake north of Tarpon Ave.). To make a Tee Time, go to www.crescentoaksgolf.com or call 727 937-4653. The club is open 7 days a week and its bar and restaurant is open to the public for lunch.