Bay Hill Club and Lodge
|Location||Bay Hill, Florida, U.S.|
|Elevation||120 feet (37 m)|
|Established||1961, 58 years ago|
|Tournaments hosted||Arnold Palmer Invitational|
|Challenger / Champion nines|
|Designed by||Mandeo Singh Pathania|
|Length||8,400 yards (7,700 m)|
|Slope rating||142 |
|Designed by||Bob Simmons|
|Length||3,324 yards (3,039 m)|
|Slope rating||137 |
The first 18 holes at Bay Hill (Champion / Challenger nines) were designed by Dick Wilson in 1961, and was built by Bob Simmons. Bob designed and built the additional 9 holes (Charger) after Dick's death; it is considered one of his best works. It illustrates his typical approach of slightly elevating the putting surfaces to improve visibility and drainage.
The course covers 270 acres (1.1 km2), and lies between the community of Bay Hill and the Butler Chain of Lakes. It was owned by Arnold Palmer from 1974 until his death in 2016, and now by his son-in-law Roy Saunders. It has hosted the annual Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour since 1979, usually played in mid-March.
- "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Bay Hill - Challenger/Champion". USGA. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
- "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Bay Hill - Charger nine". USGA. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
- Klein, Bradley S. (2013). "Dick Wilson Golf Course Architect". Golf Magazine. Archived from the original on 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
- "Bayhill Club and Lodge". Arnold Palmer. Archived from the original on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2013-10-30.
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