FEATURED CLUB - Bradenton Country Club - Bradenton, FL
Dave Taylor - General Manager of Bradenton Country Club shared details of their 2018 restoration with a Note from the Architect, Tony Jacklin, C.B.E.
Bradenton Country Club has set the standard in sports and social activities in the area for nearly one hundred years. Founded in 1924, Bradenton Country Club is located in beautiful Bradenton, on the majestic Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida. Home to an award-winning Donald Ross golf course, tennis, pickleball, fitness facility, swim center, and a stately clubhouse, Bradenton Country Club provides unmatched services and activities to its members and their guests.
Note from the Architect, Tony Jacklin, C.B.E.
"When I was asked to supervise the course renovations at Bradenton Country Club, I felt it was a good opportunity to give the place a total face lift bringing it into the 21st century but preserving what the great Donald Ross had created.
My vision for the course was to simplify things for the superintendent and his staff so they can focus on tees, greens, and fairways. Eliminating the tarmac cart paths and creating “native areas with wispy grasses” like Ross had written on the original drawings all while removing deciduous trees and replacing with local palms was a main focus of our project. As I’ve continued to say that this course is so central to our community and it deserved better. These changes have ensured success for the club well into the future. Esthetically it is head and shoulders above anything in the area."
For the full in-depth note from Tony with specifics of the restoration, please click on the links below.