As most of you know, East Bay Golf Course is building three new holes to replace and accommodate the Noorda College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will be built on part of the golf course. The school will occupy the area where holes 10, 11 & 12 now sit near the freeway. The School will not begin construction on the three former golf holes until our new replacement holes are built and playable.
I held an "Ask Me Anything" at the golf course with Scott Henderson, Director of Parks and Recreation and East Bay Head Golf Professional, Brett Watson. If you missed the live AMA, you can still watch the discussion in the video at the end of this post.
During the segment, one resident asked if the new golf course will effect the golf course's Youth on Course Program? Youth on Course is a national program that allows any junior golfer to play the game for as little as $3.00. Simply sign your junior golfer up at youthoncourse.org and they will be eligible to play our Par 3 Short Course for $3.00, any time, any day. Juniors can also play the Championship Course for $5.00 per 9. The new course will still embrace Youth On Course because of its tremendous ability to bring golf to all ages in our community.
The East Bay Golf Course Master Plan has a lot of new and exciting elements including lighting the driving range, rebuilding, re-branding and lighting the short course. Also part of the plan is a complete overhaul of the Championship Course including new sand traps, cart paths, bank edges all while keeping everything we love about East Bay including the breathtaking views and amazing greens. Discussions on the financing of this exciting master plan are progressing.
These new facilities and features show that the East Bay Golf Course is committed to serving golf and growing the sport at the highest levels.