Accompanied Threesome at Sara Bay CC in Sarasota, FL with renovating golf course architect Kris Spence.
1 Round for 3 Golfers with Renovating Architect Kris Spence
3 Hole Hickory Challenge with Club Historian Gary Cole
Lunch in the Donald Ross Room
Cocktails & Heavy Hors D'Oeuvres Post-Round
Kris Spence is recognized as one of the leading golf course architects in the design and restoration of classic golf architecture. Kris has studied many course sages from the halcyon days of early architecture: C.B. Macdonald, William Flynn, Dr. Alister MacKenzie, Seth Raynor, and A.W. Tillinghast, to reel off some figures of lore. A traditionalist a heart, Kris brings his passion and understanding of the golden era courses to each project.
Sara Bay Country Club in Sarasota, FL is a private 18 hole golf club designed by the legendary Donald Ross in 1925. The course was altered after several renovations to the greens and bunkers leaving little of the course the Mr. Ross envisioned. In 2017 the club reached out to Kris Spence, Golf Architect to develop a restoration plan that would bring the course back to its historical roots and playing characteristics. Using the original Ross hand drawings of each hole during the summer of 2018, Kris and his design-build team at Spence Golf finely crafted each putting surface and bunker to restore the variety and unique character that Ross' work is known for. Sara Bay, formerly known as Whitfield Estates CC was Bobby Jones' home club during the winter months, and the site of the Match of the Century in 1925 between Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen, a match that some believe changed the course of golf history. Sara Bay today represents quite possibly the most authentic example of Ross' greens and bunkers in the State of Florida.
***This auction concludes on Wednesday May 12, 2021 at 8pm EST. After payment has been made by the winning bidder, we will put the winner in touch with the member or donor who so graciously donated this round of golf. You will then arrange a mutually agreeable time to complete the round, which will occur in 2021 unless otherwise specified.