Baltimore County Golf today announced a new name for Longview Golf Course: Fox Hollow Golf Course. It is part of efforts to modernize the Timonium public course.
The name was one of many submitted by area golfers and then narrowed to five choices. The Fox Hollow name and logo are a nod to the famous Longview foxes that were discovered stealing golf balls from the putting greens because they thought they were bird eggs in the 1980s.
"As a staff, we are excited that the new name, Fox Hollow, and the renovations mark a new beginning for our course," said Chris Hanson, head golf professional. "The training center and redesigned back nine will give golfers an entirely different and improved golfing experience while still maintaining our affordable rates."
As part of the grand opening, several events are planned throughout the spring and summer: ÃÂ The new training center, which features more than 60 practice stations and covered tees with lights and heaters, will open on April 23 ÃÂ It will be the site of a Million Dollar Hole-in-One Shootout hosted by Mancil Davis from May 20-23 ÃÂ Fox Hollow will open all 18 holes for play in July
The $2.9 million renovations at Fox Hollow began in the summer 2009, after years of golfer feedback about back-nine playing conditions and the driving range. Once construction is completed, golfers will have a state-of-the-art training facility and a redesigned back-nine.
The renovations have made the back nine a more challenging experience for golfers of all abilities. Although par and length will be similar, the slope rating has increased.
For more information about Fox Hollow, golfers can follow Baltimore County Golf on Twitter @BaltCountyGolf or sign up for Baltimore County Golf e-mails at BaltimoreGolfing.com.