Orlando, Fla. (May 10, 2024) – On the eve of its 20th anniversary, the golf course experience at Eagle Creek is about to get a ‘wee’ bit better. Wee bit as in the brand new Wee 18 golf layout scheduled to debut May 17at the upscale residential golf course community.

A select group of Eagle Creek residents, guests, golf patrons, and vendors/media will have a sneak peak of Central Florida’s newest golf course experience as part of the facility’s invite-only 20th anniversary grand-reopening event later this month.

To mark the golf club’s special 20th anniversary milestone, Eagle Creek has several exciting developments to celebrate on May 17th, including the club’s new 20th-year anniversary branding, logo and limited never-seen-before commemorative merchandise. Other festivities planned for the event: news about the facility’s future clubhouse renovations and proposed Golf Academy expansion, and last, but not least, enjoy Eagle Creek’s newest Wee 18 layout.

Indeed, long a top golf destination of choice for both locals and travelers visiting the City Beautiful, Eagle Creek has always delivered the ultimate golf experience for all levels of golfers. But now, longtime owner/operator Kenny Nairn of Central Florida Golf (CFL Golf) is excited to unveil Florida’s newest 18-hole alternative short course experience.

Designed with a focus on “having fun,” Eagle Creek’s new Wee Tees will fittingly play to 2,024 yards to honor the 20th anniversary year of the golf community created by leading U.K.-based real estate developer, The Emerson Group. And Nairn notes the new course is not just for kids.

“Wee is a generic Scottish term for small,” says Nairn, a native Scotsman who is considered one of the golf industry’s elite instructors. “So, it’s a small golf course but something for all ages and abilities to enjoy. It’s designed for fun, and something golfers and families can play in a less than a couple hours.” This new layout will even have its own logo and new merchandise as well. Last of all is a planned The Wee Open Tournament later this year, Nairn said.

According to Eagle Creek, all Wee Tees were strategically located in corridors and ways that give Wee 18 golfers the “easiest line into the green.” And the only water hazard that comes into play on the Wee 18 is the approach shot to the highly acclaimed course’s signature finishing hole, where Eagle Creek’s vintage New England manor-style clubhouse overlooks the picturesque peninsula No. 18 green.

Based on current trends in the golf business, the Wee 18 is bound to be a popular new destination for Eagle Creek guests/members, giving the public facility yet another distinctive golf course component. Indeed, when Eagle Creek opened 20 years ago, the property featured a distinctive European flair after being co-designed by well-known British course architect Howard Swann and acclaimed Central Florida-based architect Ron Garl.

For instance, when the course debuted, golfers were treated to British-influenced revetted bunkers, rectangular tees and compact greens. Sixty of these bunkers and dramatic bulkheads are still scattered throughout the course, reminiscent of those found in the classic courses found in Scotland and England.

 Another trademark of the world-class 7,198-yard facility is the unique collection of par-5s, making Eagle Creek the only par-73 course in Florida. Length notwithstanding, Eagle Creek’s six sets of tees, as well as the newest Wee Tees, truly caters to all levels of golfers from beginners to the world’s best, including elite women amateur golfers that annually play in the prestigious Annika Invitational and University of Central Florida’s NCAA Division I tournament, the UCF Challenge.

Conveniently located 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport, Eagle Creek Golf Club’s European-style ambiance and hospitality is also found at the club’s remarkable two-story clubhouse. Among the clubhouse highlights are a fully stocked pro shop, locker rooms and showers for men and women, and the aptly named Belfry Restaurant – a 120-seat venue with private wedding and banquet space available.

“From the very beginning, the golf course and the clubhouse were second to none,” Nairn says. “But like everything, you’ve got to keep improving what you’re doing. And you’ve got to have the vision to be able to do that, in order to stay at the top of your game and business.

“That’s our team’s whole mantra, always striving to do things different and better for our customers.  That’s why we’re doing what we’re doing with our exciting 20th anniversary celebration next month and Eagle Creek’s newest course, the Wee 18.”

To inquire or learn more about Eagle Creek’s 20th-anniversary May 17th festivities, please email Head of Marketing Lauren Rykwalder at marketing@cflgolf.com or call 352-801-3683.

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