By Jennifer Nguyen
La Habra Journal
Manarino Sports & Entertainment announced earlier this month that La Habra’s Westridge Golf Club will undergo a $1 million renovation, which is set to be completed by the end of October.
Located at 1400 S. La Habra Drive, at the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Imperial Highway, the Westridge Golf Club boasts an 18-hole, 6,300-yard layout with a two-level driving range, a restaurant and bar, and two ballrooms that can seat up to 500 guests.
The golf course itself has been over-seeded, and over one thousand trees and shrubs will be planted to enhance the overall look of the course. New green mowers have also been purchased to help keep the grass well-maintained and the surface contoured, said Westridge Golf Club Assistant General Manager Erik Manarino.
The driving range has already been completed with brand new mats, turfs, leveling tee boxes, balls and ball dispensers, targets, retaining wall and lighting, a new patio deck, and a new range office.
Westridge’s greenside bunkers have also been refurbished.
The Pace of Play program has been revamped as well, requiring rounds to be played in no more than 4 hours and 15 minutes.
The clubhouse also underwent upgrades to its main entrance, bar and restaurant, restrooms, patios, pro shop, and banquet facilities.
The goal of the renovations is to create a more private club and family-friendly atmosphere with the amenities, decor, and service that golfers, families, friends, diners, and sports fans want and need, said Manarino.
“People can expect a country club atmosphere where the facilities will exceed everyone’s expectations, a place where everyone is welcomed and is treated like a member,” he said.
The golf club remains opened during the renovations as well.
Established in 1999, Westridge has brought together U.S. and international golfers for many years. The golf course was designed by Robert Muir Graves, who has also worked on many other golf courses throughout California such as Boundary Oak in Walnut Creek, La Purisima in Lompoc, and the Quail Lodge Golf Club in Carmel.
Headed by Jim and Erik Manarino, a father and son duo, Manarino Sports & Entertainment signed its first management contract with the golf club in October 2012. The management team is headed by Jim Manarino, who owns Manarino & Associates.
A grand re-opening ceremony is currently in the works. No exact date has been set yet, but customers could expect the celebration to take place in November, said Manarino.