Minchew will design renovated South Hampton practice area

Another golf-course architect from the Arnold Palmer-Ed Seay tree will be designing one project on the First Coast, with another possibly on the way.

The Golf Club of South Hampton announced last week that its new practice grounds will be renovated by Harrison Minchew Golf Course Architecture. Minchew worked for Palmer Course Design when it was based in Ponte Vedra Beach and run by Seay, Palmer’s long-time design partner.

The DWA Golf Practice Grounds at South Hampton will included a two-sided range, multiple targets inside 100 yards, a short-game area and a par-3 hole that can be used.

The entire grounds will cover 85,000 square feet.

Derek DiStefano, co-owner of South Hampton, said the grounds are being designed with player development and learning as the highest priority.

“Golf with a sense of family and community is our company motto and it is only fitting to provide our local community with the best facilities to learn the game,” he said in a statement.

The target date for completion of the project is next summer. The current practice facility will close after the New Year.

Minchew’s company also will oversee the renovation of the Jacksonville Beach Golf Course, if a final proposal is approved by the city council. If the project is approved, work could begin in January with a re-opening in the fall of 2018.

Author: Garry Smits