Mayor Slay to Celebrate Grand Opening of Highlands Golf Course

April 16, 2010 | 2 min reading time

 

Contact: Kara Bowlin                                                   April 16, 2010

314-622-3479                                                             FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Mayor Slay to Celebrate Grand Opening of Highlands Golf Course in Forest   Park

 

Mayor Slay was joined today by Parks Director Gary Bess, Jeff Raffelson of Eagle Golf, and Lesley Hoffarth of Forest Park Forever for the official opening of The Highlands Golf Course in Forest   Park. The Highlands, formerly Triple A Golf & Tennis Club, recently underwent a complete renovation thanks to funds appropriated in 2008 for the reconstruction and renovation of the golf course, tennis courts, and clubhouse.

 

Forest Park is the crown jewel of the City of St. Louis,” said Mayor Slay. “This redesigned golf course, new driving range, and renovated tennis courts and clubhouse will only add to Forest Park’s appeal. This new and improved course will ensure that Forest   Park continues to be a golf mecca for years to come.”

 

Triple A Golf and Tennis Club has been in Forest   Park since 1897. It moved to its current location in 1902, where it was the first 18 holes of continuous play in the region. Noted architect Stan Gentry redesigned the golf course, which now boasts native grasses, contoured greens, new bunkers, and zoysia fairways. The course was named “The Highlands” after an amusement park that was once adjacent to Forest   Park.

 

The Highlands also includes a new driving range and pro shop, as well as refurbished clay tennis courts and a renovated clubhouse. The course was paid for by capital funds earmarked for Forest   Park. The course is expected to generate $250,000 per year in revenue, which will go back into a fund used for Forest   Park.

 

Please contact Kara Bowlin at 314-622-3479 for additional information.

 

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