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News // Florida’s Blackwater Golf Club soft opening planned for February (golfweek.usatoday.com)

CRESTVIEW, Fla. — Around mid-February, city officials plan to have a soft opening for major features of the city-owned, 18-hole Blackwater Golf Club, including its virtual and interactive Toptracer Range, its front nine holes and a Tiki bar called The Drive Bar.

“We’re aiming to have a grand opening (for the entire golf course property) on St. Patrick’s Day” on March 17, City Manager Tim Bolduc said Tuesday.

Previously: Crestview’s revived golf course will have high-tech, interactive Toptracer Range by Topgolf

The grand opening is expected to include the opening of the new full-service restaurant, called The Crossing, in the renovated clubhouse.

The city bought the 129-acre former Foxwood Golf Course and its clubhouse and amenities in August 2020.

Bolduc told the City Council on Monday that because of COVID-19 pandemic-caused delays in receiving building materials and new golf carts, the soft opening is expected to take place around mid-February instead of early…

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