Golf Article: "Restoration Brings The Biltmore Back"
Florida State Golf Association By Sean Fairholm
CORAL GABLES | Not long after Bob Coman started his job as director of golf at the Biltmore Hotel, he decided to take a road trip.
Coman was on his way to visit his son at the University of Virginia when he stopped into a library known for historic golf memorabilia in Pinehurst, N.C. For $180 a woman made him a copy of the original blueprints Donald Ross used in 1925 to design the Biltmore Golf Course, an incredible look at one of the first courses to be constructed in South
But Coman received something even better, something akin to hopping in a time machine and walking alongside the legendary architect himself. “I was about to leave and the lady behind the counter said, ‘You’ve been so nice to me, so I have something else for you,’ ” Coman recalls. “And she handed me Ross’ original handwritten notes from the design.”