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The Golf Club at Summerbrooke undergoes renovations

Owner Reagan Hobbs is aware of his golf course’s reputation. He also understands the public wants to see the improvements instead of just hearing about them.

That’s why Hobbs is excited about the new direction The Golf Club at Summerbrooke is taking.

“We still have that reputation of being a C-minus golf course so we have to get people out there and see the product for themselves and really enjoy it and see it the way it should be,” said Hobbs, who purchased the course in July 203.

“They want the course to get better, they want to see it and not just hear about it. There have been too many false promises.”

The 18-hole course in northeast Tallahassee, specifically the closed front nine, is undergoing renovations and repairs.

Work to the irrigation system and selected greens is expected to be complete by this month’s end. The back nine remains open for play to the public.

Additionally, Hobbs’ ongoing promotion continues for August – all first responders (any employee of an emergency service and the military) can play the course for free and bring their families to the club’s resort-style pool.

“I want them to come back and let them know how much we appreciate what they do,” Hobbs said.

Opened with plenty of fanfare in 1993, the par 72, 6,900-yard course has faced its challenges over the years.

Money potential and regular golfers stopped playing due to the course’s poor condition despite its popular layout.

Hobbs s determined to restore the course’s reputation. The club facilities also offer golfers and the public a variety of dining options.

Green fees currently range $25 to $35 with a cart, and memberships are available.

“This is the best the course has looked in 15 years, it’s really exciting,”Hobbs said.

“We’ve been working hard on the improvements. Not to just put a band-aide on a gunshot wound. We want to make sure it’s right. am looking forward to see what the public thinks of the improvements.”

“It will be nervous but exciting.”