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Golfers Get Prettier View Chula Vista, which means “pretty view,” just got a little prettier. The executive golf course was recently renovated and has reopened to Villages golfers. The biggest change that golfers will observe is the expanded greens. “Basically, all nine holes and the greens have been completely renovated and enlarged,” said Robert Jacobus, facility manager and head golf professional for Hacienda Hills Country Club. “Before, the greens were about onefourth of the size they are now. They are exponentially larger.” The renovation continued with the bunker areas with fresh, new sand being installed in each one. Hole No. 4 had the most extensive improvements. “On hole No. 4, two new tee complexes were installed GO & DO to ‘soften’ the difficulty for higher handicapped players. Also, a bulkhead retaining wall was built fronting the lake to make the hole visually more appealing,” Jacobus said. Another update included improving the landscaping with tree removal and trimming. Even the starter shack was not left out, receiving a fresh coat of paint and new landscaping plants. Golfers familiar with the course were impressed with the upgrades. “I’ve played Chula Vista many times before and I thought it was unbelievable,” said Bob Alosi of the Village of Duval. Bob and his wife, Kathy, were among the first group to play the reopened course. “When we played I couldn’t believe it was the same course. What struck me was the greens. It was a major job and it was done beautifully,” Alosi said. “I’m glad they didn’t change the character of the course. We enjoyed it, and we’ll include this course in our requests.” Business Briefs Retail Briefs Step into a taste of the Caribbean at Two Mermaids, a women’s beach- and cruise-wear store at 1039 Canal Street in Lake Sumter Landing. The colorful store with a tropical design and lively Caribbean music contains merchandise that includes swimwear and mastectomy swimwear, casual beach and cruise-wear clothing, cover-ups, hats, bags, fashion flip-flops, beach jewelry and home-décor items. Store owner and Village of Bonnybrook resident Debbie Goulet is a familiar face to Lake Sumter Landing shoppers, having been the manager of nearby Nantucket Bay for five years. Goulet said that The Villages’ 52 pools inspired her to bring a store to Lake Sumter Landing to fill a need for fashionable swimwear. “I talked to so many people who expressed an interest in swimwear. I love being near and in water, and it’s all beach and water inspired,” said Goulet. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. JANUARY 2010 Tropical Fashions

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Villages - January 2010

The Villages - January 2010
Cardiac Care Continues Growth
Quest for Knowledge
The Best of the Decade
Sports and Recreation
Achieving Fitness Goals
Start the Day off Right
Brain Exercises
Shopping & Dining Guide
Business Briefs
Major Events

The Villages - January 2010