Nicklaus Course reopens after renovations at Bay Point

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Saturday morning was a long time coming for staff and golfers who frequent Bay Point Golf Club.

Following a 107 day closure for renovations, the Nicklaus Course reopened with tournament participants taking in the improved course.

The half-million dollar project is highlighted by new TigEagle Bermudagrass greens, similar to the ones at renown courses such as TPC Sawgrass and Doral. Additionally, the course features new green-side bunkers and fresh pine straw.

The greens alone were worth the the wait.

"They are as true as can be," Bay Point general manager Ryan Mulvey said. "They are fast. Not super fast yet. We're making sure everybody has a good time out there and it's not out of control, but the greens are absolutely pure. If you hit it on the right line, you can make any putt out there."

As proven by one of the tournament competitors, you can also make any shot with the right line!

Bob Carey earned an ace on the par 3 17th, his first ever hole in one.

Sunday morning, the grand re-opening festivities continue with the Suds and Clubs tournament, featuring several craft beer and food vendors.

Spots are still available and competitors can register at the course before tee time at 9 a.m.