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For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2013
Media Contact:
Matthew Pardon
mpardon@miamidade.gov
305-829-8456

Miami-Dade County Parks Announces New Forecaddie Service at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne Starting February 1

Adding a premium golf amenity to the County’s premier championship golf course


The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department proudly announces, that a new forecaddie service for visitors and residents who play golf at Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne will begin on February 1, 2013.

This new amenity will add a premium level of golf services at Crandon, one of the top public golf courses in Florida, which is typically offered at private golf clubs and resorts.

Nestled within Biscayne Bay and routed through clusters of mangroves and saltwater lakes, Crandon Golf is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses around. It's the only golf course in the nation with its own subtropical lagoon.

"These natural surroundings present unique challenges for even the most seasoned golfer," said Steve Jablonowski, Manager of Golf Operations for Miami-Dade County Parks. "Our new forecaddie service will help make the Crandon Golf experience more enjoyable by allowing golfers to concentrate more on their golf game, while our attentive forecaddies take care of filling divots, finding golf balls, raking bunkers, cleaning golf clubs, and reading greens."

Crandon Golf forecaddies will have expert knowledge of the golf course and will offer suggestions related to course conditions and assist in tracking the balls in play. During winter season, all golfers will be required to be accompanied by a forecaddie (one forecaddie for each group of four golfers) from their arrival at the bag drop and throughout their golf round. The forecaddie service will be offered as an option during the summer season.

Crandon Golf is located at 6700 Crandon Boulevard on Key Biscayne. Tee times are available from sunrise to sunset, 365 days a year. For more information on Crandon Golf at Key Biscayne, please visit www.golfcrandon.com.

 

About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation & Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/.

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.parksfoundationofmiami-dade.com.

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