Palm Aire Country Club is excited to announce the Tee To Green Renovation of the historic, 7005-yard Champions Golf Course.  Designed by Dick Wilson, architect of such well-known courses as Bay Hill, Doral’s Blue Monster, Cog Hill and Laurel Valley, it was home to the first nationally televised golf competition, called “All-Star Golf,” hosted by Jimmy Demaret.  The Champions Course at Palm Aire Country Club, formally named Desoto Lakes Country Club, officially opened in 1957.

The renovation project will be under the direction of Michael J. Benkusky, Inc., Golf Course Architects.  Michael has worked on hundreds of restoration projects since forming his own company 15 years ago. He specializes in up-dating the work of some of the world’s premier golf course designers, including Donald Ross, Perry Maxwell and Seth Raynor.
     
The work will be done by Liebold Irrigation and Construction of Sarasota. Liebold is experienced in renovating some of the most renowned golf courses in Florida as well across the United States.  Specific to Florida the Leibold team has completed projects at the following facilities: The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton, Coral Creek Golf Club, Placida, The Founders Club, Sarasota, Gator Creek Golf Club, Sarasota, Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club, Sarasota, Hole In The Wall, Naples, Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key, The Club at Mediterra, Naples, Mission Valley Country Club, Nokomis, Olde Florida Golf Club, Naples, Old Collier Golf Club, Naples, Palm Aire Country Club, Sarasota, TPC Prestancia, Sarasota and University Park Country Club, Sarasota.

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