What used to be flat, uninteresting land was turned into a whole new golf experience
It’s 1958. There are no gated communities, no condos, nor yet golf carts going to and fro. The first golf course community, Palm River, is being created. Palm River, the golf course, isn’t the finest course. It’s flat and far from lush.
Fast forward to 2001. The Palm River course, generally considered simply fair, is to be completely transformed. The partnership of Barron Collier Companies and Stephen J. Lockwood & Co bring in Bob Cupp, one of the finest golf course architects in the country, to design a completely new championship course. The course was unveiled in the fall of 2002.
Over the past 16 years, the LaPlaya Golf Club has earned a prestigious reputation in the community and beyond.