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Since construction began at Glen Kernan Golf & Country Club, it has been the vision of its Owner and Developer, Mr. George Hodges, Jr., and it is his involvement and personal commitment to quality that will set this golf course apart from all others.
Ordinarily in the business of real estate development, a minimum amount of land is donated to golf and a maximum number of lots is demanded. During the planning of Glen Kernan, however, the focus was not on the number of lots we could obtain but rather on the overall quality of the project. Eighteen hole golf courses with their associated lakes usually require 150 to 180 acres. Glen Kernan's Golf Course and lake system constitute 260 acres. Lot lines and home sites are further removed from golf than on other area courses, creating a more open atmosphere, more enjoyable playing characteristics and greatly improved aesthetics.
The natural elevation of the Glen Kernan property and excellent drainage characteristics provided another opportunity that is unique. We have adopted a design and engineering concept that will establish home sites on natural grades as high as 40 to 45 feet above sea level. The elevation of the lakes, on the other hand, is as low as 23 feet in elevation. This differential in elevation is the key to allowing the golf course to be sculpted into existing terrain. The fairways twist and turn and have more vertical roll than other courses. Some areas of the course may feature holes that are more reminiscent of those found in the foothills of North Carolina, rather than the flatlands of Florida.
The design and construction concept is another major commitment on the part of the Developer. Glen Kernan required the excavation of more than 1.3 million cubic yards of earth, about four times the amount of excavation of the typical area golf course. he end result is a golf course that is loaded with character, dramatic fairway movement and very high aesthetic quality.