Crofton Country Club will celebrate the completion of $2.5 million worth of renovations to the 33-year-old golf course and clubhouse Saturday night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and party.
Up to 800 members and guests are expected to attend the ceremony, and club officials have invited Gov. Parris Glendening and County Executive John Gary, according to Nick Dennis, director of sales at the club.
Arnold Palmer Golf took over management of the club in October 1996 and expects to purchase the more than 200-acre property, which winds through Crofton, within the next five years, Dennis said.
The company has replaced the rye grass on fairways with bent grass, reshaped bunkers, improved drainage on the course, rebuilt tee boxes, replaced bridges for carts and redecorated the ballroom and grill in the clubhouse.
The club remained open during the renovations, though golfers were restricted by work on the course.
Crofton Country Club will become a regional training center and corporate center for Arnold Palmer Golf as the company looks to manage or purchase more courses in the mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast, Dennis said.
Pub Date: 7/18/97