LOCAL GOLF NOTES: Regents' Glen under new management
- Rodney Krebs and his family recently reopened Regents' Glen Country Club.
- The private club closed after experiencing financial difficulties under its previous owners.
- Billy Casper Signature will now operate the country club.
Regents' Glen Country Club is under new management.
Billy Casper Signature has been selected to operate the private course, which is located within a upscale residential community just west of York City.
Regents’ Glen recently reopened following its acquisition by York County businessman Rodney “Rod” Krebs and his family in March 2016. The club closed last October because of financial difficulties under the previous ownership.
“Billy Casper Signature is the obvious choice for our club to flourish,” Krebs said in a news release. “Embedding our brand in the community as a trusted place where memories are created for members, guests and residents is job No. 1.”
Billy Casper Signature will oversee course and property maintenance, marketing and sales, staffing and training, merchandising, restaurant and banquet activities, special events, golf instruction and financial management for Regents’ Glen. The company also plans to focus on increasing membership retention and attracting new members.
“Here’s to returning Regents’ Glen to its past glory as a top-tier private golf, social and special-events haven,” said Frank Denniston, senior vice president of Billy Casper Signature. “All the foundational bones are in place to entertain golfers, families and friends for the current generation and beyond.”
Krebs plans to add single-family homes, townhouses and villas to Regents’ Glen. The new club owner’s construction company has built several developments in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. The family company, Springfield Contractors, conducted site work at Regents’ Glen around its opening in 1997.
The club includes an 18-hole, 6,339-yard golf course crafted by well-known architect Arthur Hills. For several years, the course played host to Futures Tour events. That tour is currently known as the Symetra Tour and is the official developmental circuit for the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour.
Regents' Glen also includes the Box Hill Mansion, built in 1929. The mansion offers fine dining, social areas, billiards, card rooms, a terraced dining area and outdoor patios. It plays host to weddings, parties and other social and business functions.
A fitness center, pool and nature trails round out club amenities.
Billy Casper Signature is the private club division of Billy Casper Golf and is headquartered in Reston, Virginia. Billy Casper Golf also operates Dauphin Highlands Golf Club near Harrisburg.
Local players excel at Toftrees: As the York-Adams League golf season approaches, a few area players were getting an early taste of competitive play Thursday during the second round of the JGS State College Series at Toftrees Golf Resort.
The event is part of the Philadelphia section of the PGA Junior Tour.
Spring Grove’s Luke Hoffnagle placed fourth Thursday in the Boys’ 16-18 Division with a 77. Hoffnagle is the division’s series leader with a two-day total of 148. He leads Spring Grove’s Mason Staub by five shots. Staub finished tied for 10th Thursday with an 81.
Central York’s Connor Bacha improved on his opening-round 87 by firing a 78 Thursday, good enough for a fifth-place tie with Dover’s Logan Snyder. That performance helped Bacha surge into eighth place in the series standings at 165.
The series continues Friday with the final round at Penn State Golf Course’s Blue Course.
Susquehannock’s Kendel Abrams was first in the Girls’ 16-18 Division with a 76 on Thursday. Abrams got off to a solid start with two biridies during a 1-over 37 on the front nine.
Central’s Carson Bacha shot an even-par 72 to finish first in the the Boys’ 13-15 Division on Thursday. Bacha finished seven shots clear of runner-up Grant Gronka. Carson Bacha now leads the series by seven heading into Friday’s final round.
Bacha was steady Thursday, carding 16 pars, one birdie and one bogey.
Heritage Hills-Springwood to host Patriot Par 3 Challenge: On Aug. 9 area golfers have a pair of options for participating in the Patriot Par 3 Challenge to be held at both Heritage Hills Golf Resort and Springwood Golf Course.
The event benefits Keystone Warriors, Inc., a nonprofit whose mission is to honor, empower, aid and assist wounded or injured members of the military.
Heritage Hills will host the Patriot Par 3 Partner 36, a 36-hole tournament with a morning and afternoon shotgun start. Two-person teams are reserved for those who support the event at the Sargent’s Table or higher partnership level. The team total score for both rounds is used to determine tournament prizes.
Springwood will play host to the Patriot Par 3 Team 18. This event is a two-person, 18-hole scramble.