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Golf Course Owners Recover From Slump as Players Return

Oil executive Ben Kenny has spent two and a half years and $24 million improving his golf course along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, adding lakes, streams, a new putting green and driving range.

Kenny is also adding a tennis and swim center with French Open-style red-clay courts at the Horseshoe Bend Country Club in Roswell, Georgia, 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of Atlanta. He’s confident the upgrades at the 40-year-old course, where golfer Phil Mickelson won three American Junior Golf Association Tournament of Champions titles, will pay off.