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Astor Creek Country Club

by | Oct 12, 2022 | GOLF COURSE

Golf course architect Chris Wilczynski says work is progressing on schedule at the new 18-hole course at Astor Creek Country Club in Port St. Lucie, FL., the first golf course community that Kolter Homes has developed from the ground up. Wilczynski has been making weekly site visits to oversee the work with golf construction company Ryangolf, landscape designer RVI, irrigation consultant Tony Altum, and irrigation contractor Nutt Irrigation.

The course, set to debut in Spring 2023, will be the centerpiece of the new gated community that sits on 682 acres and is planned for 900 new homes on the Treasure Coast.

“Our goal was to create an enjoyable and playable golf course for Kolter Homes’ new lifestyle community; one that will challenge players of all ages and skill levels and keep them inspired to play more golf.” Wilczynski said.

The course will have five sets of tees and plays from 3,500 yards to nearly 7,000 yards.

“We’ve incorporated a ribbon tee system which allows for a variety of tee placements and creates a seamless transition from tee to fairway. From a resource perspective, the same mower and laborer is used to manicure the tees and fairway which makes the maintenance of the tee system more efficient and sustainable, and helps save time and money,” Wilczynski said.

The bunker design at Astor Creek will feature steep grass faces, flat sand floors, and graceful lines. Sizes will vary from small pots to large waste b

unkers that meander through entire sections of the holes.

Given the nearly-flat topography of the site, several large lakes were dug to generate approximately 850,000 cubic yards of soil to help create the desired aesthetic and interest throughout the course.

“We have built undulation along the perimeters of the holes to specifically showcase the landscape materials and beds,’’ Wilczynski said. “The landscape is comprised of native oaks, pines, palms, and native grasses, and looks larger and more mature at this early stage, because of their strategic placements and elevations, lending a more vertical element to the property.”

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Steve Pike

Steve “Spike” Pike is a lifelong journalist whose career includes covering Major League Baseball, the NFL and college basketball. For the past 26 years, Spike has been one of the more respected voices in the golf and travel industries, working for such publications as Golfweek, Golf World and Golf Digest for The New York Times Magazine Group. In 1998, Spike helped launch the PGA.com web site for the PGA of America. As a freelance travel and golf writer, Spike’s travels have taken him around the world. He has played golf from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews, walked the Great Wall of China, climbed an active volcano in the Canary Islands, been on safari in South Africa and dived with sharks off Guadalupe, Baja California. Steve lives in Delray Beach, Fla, and posts his golf and travel content on his website at MySpikeTravel.com. He can be reached at [email protected]
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