Newly Renovated Golf Course Opens in Mid-April
The City of Jacksonville’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department (PRCS) along with its partner Indigo Golf Partners celebrated the grand reopening of Blue Cypress Golf Course. Blue Cypress is a 9-hole, par 36 course measuring 3,229 yards from the longest tees.
Opening in mid-April, the renovations consist of resurfacing all tees, greens, fairways and driving range. Also, the irrigation system has been upgraded to help maintain the course. Council Member Ron Salem said, “The reopening of this golf course is very exciting for the Arlington community, and I am proud to be able to support the renovations to this necessary neighborhood amenity.”
The city-owned Blue Cypress Park and Golf Course was previously a local 18-hole golf course for the Edenfield River Estates development. Because the park is in an environmentally sensitive area, plans were developed to reduce the course to a 9-hole golf course and use the remaining area for a natural, resource-based public outdoor recreation site.
Current amenities at the park include a playground, Community Center, tennis courts, soccer fields, trails and picnic shelters. Additionally, the fishing pier and boardwalk include beautiful, scenic views of the St. John’s River.
Indigo Golf Partners will manage the course. “Indigo Golf Partners and the City of Jacksonville hold a joint commitment to elevate the facility and create a comfortable and fun environment for everyone to enjoy playing golf,” says Daryl Joseph, Director of PRCS. “Indigo has a strong track record in the state of Florida and has already shown their expertise in growing safe and enjoyable recreational experiences.”
Council Member Joyce Morgan, also an ardent supporter of the improvements, said, “The opening of Blue Cypress Golf Course for me personally is like welcoming an old friend back home. As the District 1 Council Member, this is a game-changer for our community. Not only will we have golf back in Old Arlington, we will also usher in “The First Tee” golf program which can be a major deterrent to crime as we continue to build opportunities for children and their families.”
About PRCS: The Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) serves diverse populations of all ages and abilities through recreation activities and programs, conservation and marine resources, sports and entertainment, senior services, social services, disabled services, and extension services serving approximately 900,000 residents in Duval County. PRCS offers over 400 parks and recreational spaces. For more information, please visit COJ.net/departments/parks-and-recreation.
About Indigo Golf Partners: Dedicated to optimizing all that the sport and business of golf offers, Indigo Golf Partners is one of the largest golf course management companies in the U.S. Headquartered in Reston, Va. with regional offices and teams across America, the company subscribes to a #GolfForEveryone purpose, and owns and operates more than 160 golf courses, country clubs and resorts in 29 states. Leveraging over 30 years of expertise, Indigo Golf Partners specializes in full-service property management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business. They include modern-day golf and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing, public relations, HOA integration, technology, special events and financial management. Please call (703) 761-1444 or visit www.indigogolf.com for more information.