Effective in May, 2016, Tampa-based Ace Golf acquired Plantation Palms Golf Club. The course was in rough shape, and the rebirth is chronicled on their Blog Plantation Palms Reborn.
Plantation Palms joins the Ace Golf family that includes the Crescent Oaks Golf Club and Wentworth Golf Club in Tarpon Springs, Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, and Ace Golf Ranges in Brandon and Riverview.
During it’s heyday, Plantation Palms was renown for being an exceptional layout with stellar conditions. Ace Golf is committed to bringing the course back to being one of the finest golf clubs in the Tampa Bay area.
Plantation Palms is known for its state-of-the-art Platinum Paspallum greens, naturally rolling terrain with abundant wildlife and intricate layout set among immaculate homes in the beautiful Plantation Palms community.
Well-known architect Dave Harman designed the par-71 golf course. Plantation Palms also has a complete practice facility including lighted driving range, practice putting green and short game area.
Ace Golf is family-owned by married couple Bill Place and Su Lee. Place started Ace Golf 18 years ago as Tampa-area Golf Practice Range facilities that included miniature golf, batting cages, and golf pro shops.
In 2005, Ace Golf purchased the Pebble Creek Golf Club, renovated it extensively, returned the club to profitability and nearly doubled the number of members and rounds played there. In addition to Pebble Creek, Ace Golf has Golf Practice Ranges in Brandon and Riverview.
A number of golf clubs like Plantation Palms, Wentworth and Crescent Oaks Golf Club in Tarpons Springs have faced difficulties as membership declined with the economy. The high fixed costs associated with maintaining exclusive golf clubs becomes spread among fewer members, leading to higher dues and financial losses. At many clubs, particularly those that are not member-owned, this often leads to declining conditions as maintenance and other costs are cut to keep up with lower revenues. Ace Golf has proven worthy of the task of bringing these fist class courses back to profitability and their previous stellar conditions.