Bay Hill Club and Lodge

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Bay Hill Club and Lodge is located in the US
Bay Hill Club and Lodge
Bay Hill Club and Lodge is located in Florida
Bay Hill Club and Lodge
Coordinates28°27′29″N 81°30′40″W / 28.458°N 81.511°W / 28.458; -81.511Coordinates: 28°27′29″N 81°30′40″W / 28.458°N 81.511°W / 28.458; -81.511
LocationBay Hill, Florida, U.S.
Elevation120 feet (37 m)
Established1961, 58 years ago
TypePrivate
Total holes27
Tournaments hostedArnold Palmer Invitational
(1979–present)
Websitewww.bayhill.com
Challenger / Champion nines
Designed byMandeo Singh Pathania
Par72
Length8,400 yards (7,700 m)
Course rating75.4
Slope rating142 [1]
Charger nine
Designed byBob Simmons
Par36
Length3,324 yards (3,039 m)
Course rating36.0
Slope rating137 [2]

The Bay Hill Club and Lodge is a private golf resort in the southeastern United States, located in Bay Hill, Florida, a suburb southwest of Orlando.

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.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Bay Hill - Challenger/Champion". USGA. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Course Rating and Slope Database™ - Bay Hill - Charger nine". USGA. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Klein, Bradley S. (2013). "Dick Wilson Golf Course Architect". Golf Magazine. Archived from the original on 2013-10-31. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  4. ^ "Bayhill Club and Lodge". Arnold Palmer. Archived from the original on 2013-11-01. Retrieved 2013-10-30.

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