The Plantation Golf Club
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The Plantation at Leesburg was Down to Earth Golf’s first management Property. The Plantation at Leesburg maintenance was being outsourced to another maintenance company and was in serious distress. When Down To Earth was contracted, the courses required immediate attention in order to be playable again. There were several greens that the General Manager believed were unsalvageable, and due to limited funds, the ownership chose not to resod or resprig these greens. However, through our greens grow-in practices, we were able to rejuvenate and successfully bring them back to playable conditions and up to Down To Earth standards. Our success at the Plantation at Leesburg led the ownership to ask Down To Earth to manage all aspects of the operations.
Down To Earth transitioned smoothly with a large majority of the current staff being on the previous golf shop and cart staff. We focused on changing the culture, creating a more inviting golf shop and a better overall golf experience. As the course conditions were already the best in the area, Down to Earth focused its marketing on increasing rounds and memberships. We continuously receive appreciative letters from players of the courses and the increase in rounds and revenue are a tribute to the unique combination of maintenance, marketing and management practices.
The Plantation Golf Club includes two Championship Golf Courses, Otter Creek and Cranes Roost, plus a Golf Shop, Driving Range, Short Game practice area and a restaurant. The Otter Creek Course is situated along the banks of the Palatlakaha River and Cranes Roost stretches over the rolling hills of the central Florida Highlands Ridge. The picturesque landscaping, carved out of nature’s own imprint, offers fascinating views and a relaxing environment for an extraordinary golfing experience.
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