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Featured: Miami Shores Golf Course Clubhouse Renovation
Miami Shores Golf Course is owned and operated by the City of Troy. It was designed by Donald Ross and opened in 1949. Over the course’s life, the Pro Shop and cart storage were added. The last major renovations took place in the late 1980s.
Miami Shores staff work hard to keep the course in exceptional condition, but potential new golfers are choosing to play elsewhere because of a lack of updated amenities. Among other necessary improvements, the electrical system, HVAC system, and roof are in need of significant upgrades. Additionally, tournament organizers do not consider Miami Shores as a location because of a lack of a driving range. In order to make the necessary improvements and grow business at Miami Shores, the 2018 budget included money to fund a major renovation.
In 2017, City Council authorized ALT Architecture to assess and design the proposed renovation. In April 2018, City Council approved a recommendation from the Board of Park Commissioners to authorize the bidding of $1.7 million renovations. An additional $200,000 will be spent on a driving range.
The project scope will include:
• Total roof line and truss replacement, insulation, improved energy efficiency, and elimination of water penetration issues;
• Upgraded electrical, plumbing, HVAC, IT, and security components to meet current codes and be more efficient;
• Interior renovation/reconfiguration to provide additional multi-purpose space, new furniture and fixtures, and revised kitchen capabilities. The new multi-purpose space will be available for events with a capacity of 120 people;
• A new driving range with a length of approximately 300 yards and a chipping green.
Construction is slated to begin in the fall nearing the end of the golf season.
Kyler Booher, Director of Golf
Kyler grew up in Pleasant Hill, Ohio and graduated from Newton Local High School. He earned a basketball scholarship and played for four years at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. Upon graduating with a degree in History, he decided to pursue golf as a career and moved to California where he began working at the Jim McLean Golf School at PGA West in La Quinta, California as a teaching assistant. In 2012-2013, he spent time teaching golf overseas in Shenzhen, China for Golden State Golf Academy as the Director of Instruction. Upon returning to the States, he accepted an assistant professional position at River Valley Ranch Golf Club in Carbondale, Colorado. He spent five years there from 2013-2017 as both an assistant golf professional and a head golf professional before returning to Ohio as the Director of Golf for Miami Shores Golf Course. Kyler is happily married to his wife Cheyene.