THE MISTWOOD GOLF DOME on Rt. 53 in Bolingbrook is open for your final indoor tune-up sessions. With rain the next three days expected, the dome is the place to play and practice. Toptracer, McWethy’s Sportsbar, lessons, club fittings and more. So call the dome and book a hitting bay at MistwoodGolfDome.com or call (630)-739-7600.

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Saddlebrook Resort of Florida.

Saddlebrook Resort which opened in 1981, closed on March 2nd. Then sold by the Dempsey family owners since 1988 to Mast Capital, in partnership with Amzak Capital Management. Financial terms were not disclosed. But there are significant renovation plans in place.

Saddlebrook a 480 acre resort. It has 500 rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting space. Two Arnold Palmer golf courses and a 45 court Tennis complex.

Golf on the Arnold Palmer Course.

Camilo Miguel, the CEO of Mast Capital, says his firm is in the early stages of a major renovation to the property.

The renovations will include the golf courses and other amenities. But it doesn’t stop there. Because there is a review of future expansion that would add commercial and residential space.

MAST CAPTIAL is also preparing to improve it’s food and beverage service.

“I think there is a lot of opportunity in elevating the property and bringing back some of it’s luster,” said Miguel. “There hasn’t been much investment in the property in decades, so the time had come.”

With an condo association and tennis academy, it was a complex transaction. But was completed due to a connection between Mast Capital and the Dempsey family.

MAST CAPITAL has a plan to refresh all common area’s ASAP. While improving both the golf courses and tennis academy. The firm has created a short list of architecture design firms. Mast has hired HEI Hotel’s & Resorts to manage the resort and Troon Golf to manage the golf operation, golf memberships and marketing.

SADDLEBROOK IS located one mile east of interstate 75 at exit 279. It’s just over 30 minutes north of the Tampa International Airport. So stay clicked-in for more details as they happen regarding resort improvements, and the reopening.

***MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB WILL OPEN on March 31st for the summer season.***

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.