Billy Casper Golf (BCG) has been chosen to manage the Arlington Ridge Golf Club in Leesburg, Florida, northwest of Orlando. The highly respected and innovative management company of over 150 courses, country clubs and resorts in 29 states, Billy Casper manages the Ocala Golf Club, Sun n’ Lake in Sebring, Eaglebooke in Lakeland and The Meadows in Sarasota among a total of 18 in Florida.
BCG will oversee clubhouse operations, golf course maintenance, marketing and sales, staffing and training, merchandising, golf instruction and financial management. In addition to the above, BCG will also manage the exquisite Chesapeake Bay Grille, which delivers wonderful bar food for the golfing public during the day and a lovely dining experience in the evenings.
Opened in 2005, the golf course was designed by NBC Golf Commentator and Six-time PGA Tour winner Gary Koch and stretches out to 6,633 yards for a par 71 with five sets of tees, making it appealing for golfers of all skill levels. The scenic layout rolls along the Palatlakaha River with a canopy of century-old oak trees for an enjoyable yet challenging loop. Accuracy is key on this strong test with strategically-placed hazards, elevated greens and dogleg approaches providing new challenges on each round.
“Arlington Ridge offers members, locals and visitors alike a unique playing experience featuring championship golf and a top-notch restaurant,” says David Evangelista, Regional Director of Marketing for BCG. “Arlington Ridge’s reputation will only grow as a premier golf destination in Central Florida.”
The Community of Arlington Ridge is a gated retirement village designed for today’s generation of youthful, energetic over-55 adults. The care-free lifestyle centers around the Town Square which includes Fairfax Hall with a stage and seating for 400, a 50 seat community cinema, a multi-purpose library, state-of-the-art fitness center, bocce, horseshoes, pickleball, and tennis. For the aquatics, a resort-style heated pool, oversized lap pool and whirlpool spa are near by.
“Arlington Ridge is looking forward to this key moment in our community’s history when the golf course will be owned by the Community Development District and managed by Bill Casper Golf,” says Ron Worrich, chairman of the board of supervisors for Arlington Ridge CDD. “Having an experienced golf management company of BCG’s caliber will help the community put its best foot forward and ensure quality golf for the future at Arlington Ridge.”
Celebrating 30 years of building and refining the strongest operating platform in golf, Billy Casper has years of results-driven expertise. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia with regional offices across America, the company specializes in full-service course management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business.
Dave has been writing about golf since the turn of the century. He is published at Traveling Golfer Canada and the IAGTO. His insight and unique perspective makes for an enjoyable read and interesting articles. He also was managing editor at a regional golf magazine for over 11 years before joining eSouthernGOLF. Dave also contributes to Golf Coast Magazine, GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com, GoGolfandTravel.com and regional golf websites.