Billy Casper awarded Florida management contract

  • Arlington ridge

Billy Casper Golf (BCG) has been awarded management of Arlington Ridge Golf Club, located northwest of Orlando, Fla. 

For the public course, BCG will oversee clubhouse operations, golf course maintenance, marketing and sales, staffing and training, merchandising, golf instruction and financial management. The golf course and Chesapeake Bay Grille serve as assets for central Florida. Both golf and non-golf programming will be central to Arlington Ridge’s mission moving forward. 

“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 Billy Casper Golf,” said Ron Worrich, chairman of the board of supervisors for Arlington Ridge Community Development District. “Having an experienced golf management company of Billy Casper Golf’s caliber will help the community to put its best foot forward and ensure this upcoming golf season is the best yet at Arlington Ridge.” 

Opened in 2005, the Gary Koch design rolls along the Palatlakaha River and through old oak trees for a memorable loop. The scenic par-71 layout is measured at an enjoyable 6,633 yards and provides a strong test of accuracy with strategically placed hazards, elevated greens and dogleg approaches. The five sets of tees make it appealing for golfers of all skill levels and provides a new challenge each time played. 

The course architect, Gary Koch, is a six-time PGA TOUR winner who won the U.S. Junior Amateur in 1970, is a member of the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame and Florida Sports Hall of Fame, and is a long-time NBC Sports broadcaster. 

“Arlington Ridge offers locals and visitors of the Orlando area a unique experience featuring championship golf and a top-notch restaurant,” said Dave Evangelista, regional director of marketing for BCG. “Arlington Ridge’s reputation will only grow as a premier golf destination in central Florida.” 

In 2019, Billy Casper Golf celebrates its 30th anniversary of building and refining the strongest operating platform in golf. Arlington Ridge is 40 minutes northwest of Orlando and is one of 18 public courses managed by BCG in Florida.

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