The renovation would include the redesign of the 200-acre golf course and construction of a new clubhouse, TopGolf facility, and apartments.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (February 26, 2019) --
At a Special Meeting of the City Commission, on February 25, 2019, the City Commission—acting as the Golf Commission— evaluated and ranked WPB Golf Links, LLC as the top proposer for the lease and development of the West Palm Beach Municipal Golf Course and surrounding property. The City will continue negotiations with WPB Golf Links, LLC.
Last year, the City and WPB Golf Links, LLC were in negotiations for the purposes of the municipal golf course redevelopment. However, on November 5, 2018, the City Commission voted to withdraw the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of the course and allow the City to accept new proposals that met the requirements of the original RFP from potential developers. Such proposals were to be submitted no later than January 14, 2019.
The City received four proposals from interested firms:
- Greg Norman Golf Course Design,
- McGetrick Golf Management,
- Pulte Group/Divosta Homes,
- and WPB Golf Links, LLC.
“As a city, we are committed to providing our residents and visitors with the very best amenities, which includes the golf course,” said City Administrator Jeff Green. “The procurement process has yielded us assurances, now for a second time, that we have chosen the very best proposal for our residents. We’re going to get this moving, and our hope is that the public will be able to play in 2020 and, at the latest, in 2021.”
The renovation would include the redesign of the 200-acre golf course and construction of a new clubhouse, TopGolf facility, and apartments. The renovations would also include: a new driving range; new hotel and entertainment facility; and water, sewer and maintenance facility improvements.
The city’s historic municipal golf course, located at 7001 Parker Avenue, closed for renovations in September 2018.