Golf

UNIVERSITY PARK CC

@BR Boxtext bold lede colon:LOCATION: 7671 Park Blvd., University Park.

PHONE: 359-9999.

WEB SITE: www.universitypark-fl.com.

WHO PLAYS HERE?: Semi-private with three-day advance tee times, seven days a week.

RATES: $50-$70, vary by season (call for current rates).

YEAR BUILT/ARCHITECT: 1991/Ron Garl.

HOLES: 27.

PRACTICE FACILITIES: A driving range with grass tees, two putting greens, a new pitching area and two sand traps.

PAR/YARDAGE: Nos. 1-18 back tees, 72/7,001; Nos. 1-18 middle tees, 72/6,446; Nos. 1-18 forward tees, 72/5,338.

COURSE RATING/SLOPE: Nos. 1-18 back tees, 74.0/133; Nos. 1-18 middle tees, 71.3/128; Nos. 1-18 forward tees, 71.0/122.

HEAD PRO: Ashley Hayden.

DIRECTOR OF GOLF: Mike Clayton.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-75 south to University Parkway exit and head west 1.8 miles to course entrance, which will be on the right-hand side.

HOLE TO REMEMBER: No. 4, known as “Hangman’s Oak,” is a 411-yard, dogleg right with a narrow, tree-lined fairway and an elevated green.

UNFORGETTABLE: The signature hole is No. 5, a 193-yard par 3, requiring a tee shot over water to a green fronted by a large sand trap.

INSIDE INFO: This club has three nine-hole courses that are played in three 18-hole combinations.

DID YOU KNOW?: University Park was rated No. 1 in southwest Florida from 1996-2005 by Florida Golf News and hosted a 2005 U.S. Open qualifying tournament.

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