WP9 Improvements “Staying On Course”
Mayor’s Message – September 2019
As many of us work to improve our golf game, the city has also been working hard to improve your golf course. Since the $1.2 million course renovation in 2016, we continue our commitment to providing upgrades and improvements for the WP9 to remain one of the best 9-hole courses in the country. Now, as fall approaches with cooler Florida weather on the way, there is no better time to come out and enjoy all that has been done at your very own WP9.
In 2018, the city renovated the parking area with the installation of brick pavers, synonymous with much of the downtown Winter Park area. This project resulted in 21 new parking spots. The second phase of the parking lot renovation occurred this past summer continuing the brick pavers and adding yet another five parking spaces for our WP9 guests and golfers.
This year began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Charles H. Morse Park Moonlight Garden. The park, which is adjacent to the course, was freshly landscaped and fragrant evening-blooming plantings were placed along a meandering walkway which shimmers and glows under the moonlight. The walkway runs all the way from the park entrance at Interlachen Avenue to historic Casa Feliz at the west end of the parking area. The second phase of this beautiful garden walkway will be installed this September. It will circle around Casa Feliz and connect to Park Avenue only after passing by the newly designed, larger putting course called “The Back 9.”
During the past year, the actual golf course received additional improvements to enhance the 2016 renovation which included new bunkers and tee boxes.
The pro shop will be introducing new WP9 apparel this fall, and the historic Winter Park Country Club is always ready to host your next office outing or holiday party. Keep us in mind for the perfect place to host your event or purchase amazing WP9 gifts for your family and friends this holiday season.
For more information on the historic Winter Park Golf Course or Winter Park Country Club, please visit cityofwinterpark.org/wpgc.
Steve Leary, Mayorby