Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New Short Game Practice Area Being Built at Oneida Golf & Country Club

Amenities Will Include New 8,000 Square Foot Putting Green

(Green Bay, WI.) – Construction is well underway at Green Bay’s original country club as a state-of-the-art short game practice area will soon become a focal point at Oneida Golf and Country Club.

Voted by Golf Digest as one of the Top 15 golf courses in the state of Wisconsin in 2015, Oneida Golf & Country Club, a Troon Golf-managed facility, will also add 25 new tee stations to its layout as a part of a Board initiated and approved golf course Master Plan. With five different course lengths, Oneida G&CC will now play from 5,000 yards upwards to 6,800 yards.

“In keeping with the 'Troon Values Your Time' and 'Grow the Game' initiatives, the practice area and course changes will make our Club’s facility better suited to attract and retain members of all ages and skill levels,” said Troy Newport, General Manager at Oneida Golf and Country Club. “A spectacular short game area and more teeing space will enhance our new programs, such as our 3 Hole Ladies league, as well as elevating the experience for our current junior, women and senior golfers.”

Oneida Golf & Country Club was originally designed and built in 1928 by golf course architect Stanley Pelcher and later re-designed by Roger Packard. Construction is now under the direction of Steve Forrest of Hills and Forrest International Golf Course Architecture. The scheduled date of completion for the short game practice area is mid-October with a grand opening of the renovations set for Spring 2016.

Situated adjacent to the 48,000 square foot Clubhouse at Oneida, the new short game practice area will feature an 8,000 square foot putting green, a 100-yard chipping area and green along with a new greenside bunker so members and their guests can work on their sand saves. There will also be a new fairway bunker as part of the practice area where golfers can hit to specific target locations on the Club’s current driving range.

“We’ve really concentrated on the needs of our members as they want to improve certain aspects of their games and play the course from an appropriate yardage. These new improvements should do just that. We’re very excited for its opening next spring,” added Newport.

For more information on the new short game practice area at Oneida Golf & Country Club, call (920) 498-6500 or visit www.oneidagcc.com.

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