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Riviera Country Club


Coral Gables, FL


PJ Salter

Director of Facilities and Grounds Maintenance at Riviera Country Club

Founded in 1925 and designed by the renowned architect Donald Ross, Riviera Country Club boasts a storied history spanning a century, making it a cherished destination for golf enthusiasts. The introduction of Celebration® Bermudagrass began in 2006 when it was initially installed on the driving range tee, and its exceptional performance led to the complete coverage of the entire course during the 2015 renovation. Against the backdrop of the equally historic Miami Biltmore Hotel, Celebration has proven its resilience to year-round heavy traffic and rapid recovery from damage, surpassing other grass varieties. This region’s favorable climate negates the need for overseeding. With its rich heritage, captivating Mediterranean-inspired architecture, and an unwavering commitment to delivering an extraordinary experience for members and guests, Riviera Country Club continues to symbolize South Florida’s opulent lifestyle and enduring sporting traditions.

“We do about 35,000 rounds every year and the driving range gets put through the ringer. We found the recoverability great. [Celebration is] I would say the industry standard down here. We have been extremely happy with the product.”

– PJ Salter, Director of Facilities and Grounds Maintenance at Riviera Country Club