The Club at Weston Hills – one of the Fort Lauderdale area’s top country clubs – has been re-imagined from the ground up. Formerly known as Weston Hills Country Club, the new name is only one part of an extensive transformation to this family-oriented club that has been operated by Arcis Golf since August 2018.
More than $2 million has been invested in the golf courses, as well as upgrades to facilities, programming, and amenities – from landscaping, clubhouse, and event spaces to the introduction of new food and beverage offerings.
“The steady stream of upgrades and improvements to the club during the past year has been wholeheartedly embraced by both long-time and new members,” said General Manager Eric J. von Hofen. “It’s only fitting that these changes come with a fresh name and rebranding. The future of The Club at Weston Hills is very bright.”
The 7,069-yard Tour Course, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. (RTJ II) design, has been completely renovated with new bunkering, the installation of Celebration Bermudagrass on the fairways, and the addition of a new short-game area at the Weston Hills Learning Center, the club’s instruction facility. The multimillion-dollar project was led by Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design.
The Tour Course was previously home of The Honda Classic (1992-95), the Dan Marino Celebrity Invitational, and the LPGA Chrysler Plymouth Tournament of Champions. It will host a 2020 U.S. qualifying event for the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Jan. 7-10, 2020.
The Club at Weston Hills also features a second Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design – the Players Course – that plays to 7,272 yards from the championship tees.
“Beyond the new name, this change is about a renewal of the club’s individuality and character,” said Blake Walker, Founder and CEO, Arcis Golf, which owns and operates The Club at Weston Hills. “It is a more suitable representation of our memberships’ identity and the relationships the club has built throughout the community.”
The Club at Weston Hills has one of South Florida’s more active membership, with non-golf amenities including eight, lighted Har-Tru tennis courts served by a dedicated tennis clubhouse, an extensive fitness center, and heated/outdoor swimming pool.
The Club’s 50,000-square-foot clubhouse provides a members’ dining room and bar overlooking the golf courses, along with a variety of private rooms for business or social functions with seating up to 300 persons. Under the guidance of Executive Chef Alfonso Mendoza, the club’s culinary offerings have been updated to reflect the changing tastes and desires of the membership.
In the past six years, Arcis Golf has skyrocketed from a small start-up to the second-largest owner and operator of private, resort, and daily-fee clubs in the United States. The company’s portfolio features 65 clubs and golf courses in 14 states. The company has invested more than $60 million in upgrades, amenities, personnel, training, and systems to maximize the growth and future success of its collection of clubs.
Photo Credit: The Club at Weston Hills