Opened in 1963, the East Course winds through several wildlife habitat areas that are sanctuaries for water fowl and many species of indigenous wading birds. The beauty of the par-72 course was enhanced during its redesign in 2008 by world-renowned ASGCA Golf Course Architect Keith Foster. (Foster has designed over 20 of the “Top 100 Golf Courses” in the United States.) The renovation included planting more than 2,600 additional trees and 20,000 new plants and shrubs. Other notable changes included heightening the course’s visual drama by reshaping the bunkering to be more visible from the tees and reworking the bunker tongues for a more natural look. In addition, all greens were rebuilt to USGA standards.