Champions Course Renovation - Opening November 2021
Palm Aire Country Club is undergoing a  Tee To Green Renovation of the historic, 7005-yard Champions Golf Course.  Originally designed by Dick Wilson, architect of such well-known courses as Bay Hill, Doral’s Blue Monster, Cog Hill and Laurel Valley.  The Champions Course at Palm Aire Country Club, formally named Desoto Lakes Country Club, officially opened in 1957.

Latest Course Video
Joining Incentives Hole Tours 
Holes tours are hosted by Head Golf Professional, Jay Seymour. 

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Project Components
The renovation project is under the direction of Michael J. Benkusky, Inc., Golf Course Architects.  Michael has worked on hundreds of restoration projects since forming his own company 15 years ago. He specializes in up-dating the work of some of the world’s premier golf course designers, including Donald Ross, Perry Maxwell and Seth Raynor.

Renovation Highlights
  • Expanded Greens
  • Regrassed Fairways
  • New and Expanded Tee Complexes
Liebold Irrigation and Construction of Sarasota is handling the work. Liebold is experienced in renovating some of the most renowned golf courses in Florida. Their expertise can be seen locally at The Concession Golf Club, Bradenton CC, Founders Club, Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club, and many other of the region’s best courses.

Contact our Membership Director, Suzanne Gile, at sgile@palmaire.net or 941-355-9733 for membership information.