Monday, March 7, 2016

Walkabout Golf Club Changes Name to Indian River Preserve Golf Club, Unveils Property Enhancements

(MIMS, FL) – Walkabout Golf Club in Mims, FL, 45 minutes east of Orlando, has changed its name to Indian River Preserve Golf Club following significant enhancements to its already entertaining golf course and construction of a new clubhouse.

The new name aligns with the beautifully preserved natural habitat surrounding the nearby 121-mile long Indian River.  Part of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, golfers and community residents enjoy the brackish lagoon’s serene lakes, native vegetation and abundant wildlife.  The club’s new logo features a stately oak tree common to the area and course.

A complete greens restoration led by Superintendent Juan Perez has produced the area’s smoothest putting surfaces while re-shaping and adding more sand to several bunkers has further bolstered Indian River Preserve’s playability.  The course, which opened in 2003 and was designed by Perry Dye (son of legendary architect Pete Dye) and LPGA Champion Jan Stephenson, has garnered loyalties of central Florida golfers.

Serving as a community centerpiece, Indian River Preserve’s new 20,000 square-foot clubhouse is quickly becoming the talk of Brevard County.  With a Key-West flair, its Andrei’s restaurant features a well-rounded menu inspired by culinary superstar Chef Daro Chan.  Ideal for weddings and other catered events, the gorgeous banquet hall presents a grand ballroom, 400 square-foot dance floor and seating for nearly 300 guests.

“Indian River Preserve Golf Club is becoming the regional hub of social activity,” says Dale Lyon, Senior Vice President of Olen Properties, owner of Indian Preserve Golf Club.  “With a stunning clubhouse, unforgettable golf course and outgoing staff, we are the ideal venue for all things golf, dining and entertainment.”

“Even better course conditions and new amenities have guests booking tee times in droves,” says Bill Shiles, General Manager of Indian River Preserve Golf Club.  “For memorable rounds of golf, elegant weddings and everything in between, you can’t beat our location, service and breathtaking scenery.”

With a style unmatched in the area, the Australian-inspired golf course is a “must play” for locals and visitors alike.  The 18-hole, 7,146-yard, par-72 layout seamlessly blends into the natural topography, ushering golfers over gentle mounds, through native vegetation and around several lakes and streams.

Among its many masterpiece holes is the 455-yard, par-4 No. 13 that requires an accurate drive and precise approach shot to avoid woodlands on the right and a large lake down the entire left side.  Three-time PGA Tour winner and Florida resident Chris DiMarco holds the course record of 8-under-par 64.  Perfect for post-round entertainment, Indian River Preserve boasts a par-3 19th hole with a green in the shape of Australia.

More information:, 321.385.2099.

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