PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. - August 11, 2006 - The recent pavilion fire at Chesapeake Hills Golf Club did little to dampen duffers' drive for the perfect game as evidenced by the brisk activity taking place last week.
The fire on Thursday, July 27, destroyed the club's new pavilion and cart barn and the facility's new fleet of golf carts. But, by Monday, July 31, temporary replacement carts were back on site and plans were already underway to reconstruct the outdoor building. Construction of the new pavilion began this week and is expected to be complete within 6-8 weeks.
In the meantime, Chesapeake Hills is offering special rates to its customers - or those who are simply curious about the recent improvements. Until the new permanent fleet of golf carts arrives, all rates are walking rates ($29 before 1pm on weekends and $25 before 1pm on weekdays). Players also receive 50 percent off their first drink at the Beacon Grille and Bar with every round. Rewards cardholders also receive a free Chesapeake Hills hat clip with the purchase of any Chesapeake Hills golf hat, and Nike One Golf Balls are 10 percent off one sleeve for Rewards cardholders, through August 31, 2006.
Chesapeake Hills recently underwent a series of major facility enhancements that have made a significant impact on course conditions for local golfers. Bunkers have received new drainage, fresh sand and trimmed edges that help define the contours of the course's fairways and greens. Newly paved cart paths have also been added. In 2003 and 2004, the fairways were replaced with lush, high-quality Bermuda grass.
In coming months, additional projects for the course will include an expansion of tees and greens, updated irrigation and drainage, clubhouse enhancements and facility landscaping. All enhancement projects will total $1.5 million.
A 6,545-yard, par-72 layout featuring gently rolling hills and tree-lined fairways, Chesapeake Hills also includes a number of strategically placed ponds and creeks that provide a variety of challenges. The course is located in Lusby, Maryland - just minutes north of historic Solomons Island.
For more information about the course, to reserve a tee time, schedule a golf outing or meeting, visit http://www.chesapeakehills.com or call 410.326.4653.