The Club at Hidden Creek

Black Skimmer Grille set to open June 1

Black Skimmer Grille set to open June 1

May 1 might have been a little too ambitious a goal for opening a new restaurant at Hidden Creek Golf Course, but the new tenants say progress is being made. Andrew Suthers is one of the partners in the new Black Skimmer Grille set to open inside the now-vacant restaurant space on the golf course […]

New Hidden Creek restaurant decision draws ire

New Hidden Creek restaurant decision draws ire

After legal review of the CEO’s contract, the Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) board of directors announced Feb. 19 that they would not be ousting current-CEO Rob Williamson despite calls by members for his removal. Williamson was hired in November 2018 shortly after losing a bid for county commissioner, and the method of his hiring […]

Hidden Creek announces new superintendent

Hidden Creek announces new superintendent

The Club at Hidden Creek announced Feb. 11 that it has hired a new golf course superintendent familiar with the course and the position. New hire Bill Seigle previously served as the 18-hole course’s regional golf course superintendent under past course owner company IGM. Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of Navarre […]

Holley Navarre Water System: Past, present, future

Holley Navarre Water System: Past, present, future

As the election of four new members to the Holley Navarre Water System’s board of directors draws near, discussions of the utility have flared on social media, in conversations and even in the Board of County Commissioners’ chambers. The candidates chosen Jan. 15 will act as the leadership entity for a water system that serves […]

Q and A: Holley Navarre Water System Candidates

Q and A: Holley Navarre Water System Candidates

All eight candidates for Holley Navarre Water System’s (HNWS) Board of Directors were asked about their qualifications and the water system’s future. Board members will be chosen by the membership (ratepayers) of the system in an election Jan. 15. Absentee ballots and proxies are currently available ahead of election day through the water system’s office. […]

Q and A: Holley Navarre Water System Candidates

Q and A: Holley Navarre Water System Candidates

All eight candidates for Holley Navarre Water System’s (HNWS) board of directors were asked about their qualifications and the water system’s future. Board members are elected by the membership or rate payers, of the system in an election Jan. 15. Absentee ballots and proxies are currently available ahead of election day through the water system’s […]

Water board takes on restructuring

Water board takes on restructuring

In an effort to streamline operations and operate more efficiently, Holley Navarre Water System board of directors is restructuring the organizational chart of the company, said board president James Calkins. In doing so, they have organized five departments: Administration, Customer Service, Water Operations, Water Treatment Plant Operations and Sewer Operations. Read the full article in […]

Water works 101

Water works 101

Before 1970, residents of Holley used pitcher pumps for their water source. But a small group of Holley residents saw the need for potable water and stepped forward to form what is the Holley Navarre Water System. With funding from the Farmers’ Home Administration, they began laying the pipes to bring water into their homes. […]

New public schools in south Santa Rosa County a decade away

New public schools in south Santa Rosa County a decade away

Even as talk of a new school in Navarre turns to action, a new high school facility could still be a decade away despite near maximum capacity projections, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said. Wyrosdick presented the student population growth and capacity data to the Navarre Area Board of Realtors July 12 during their monthly luncheon at […]

Water company leader resigns

Water company leader resigns

Executive Director of Holley-Navarre Water Systems, Billy Sublett has resigned his position with the member-owned company saying in part in an email to Navarre Press, “My work here is completed.” The position of executive director was created after longtime general manager Ken Walker retired.  Walker’s duties were split between the executive director and general manager.  […]

Snowbirds flock to Navarre Expos

Snowbirds flock to Navarre Expos

Snowbirds and local residents attended the Snowbird Expo and the Navarre Chamber Health and Business Expo last week. Click HERE to view photos from the events.  

Board election for water system nears

Board election for water system nears

In the midst of the controversy swirling around Holley-Navarre Water System, an annual meeting and election of board of directors is scheduled for Jan. 19. Four seats are open on the board; three from expiring terms and one from the resignation of Will Goulet. The meeting will commence at 7 a.m. at the Board of […]

New GM brings experience to Hidden Creek

New GM brings experience to Hidden Creek

Jim Morgan knows he has his work cut out for him as the new general manager of The Club at Hidden Creek Golf Course. The course has been struggling financially under the ownership of the Holley-Navarre Water System, which bought Hidden Creek in 2012, and Morgan is looking forward to turning things around. “I look […]

Manager cites increased costs for moving BooFest

Manager cites increased costs for moving BooFest

After spending $90,000 to improve accommodations for BooFest, the Holley-Navarre Water System will no longer host the annual event. According to Boo Weekley’s manager, Toggy Pace, the club wanted to charge the PGA golfer and Santa Rosa native $5,000 per day for each of the five days he uses the property to host BooFest, his […]

BooFest won’t be back

BooFest won’t be back

For four years Santa Rosa native and PGA Tour golfer Boo Weekley has hosted a celebrity-packed charity golf tournament and concert at The Club at Hidden Creek. Organizers say the event’s venue will “definitely” change in July 2015. Details regarding the location are still being worked out, but neither event will be held in Navarre. Read more in the Jan. 29 issue of […]

‘Crucial’ election for water system board set for Jan. 20

‘Crucial’ election for water system board set for Jan. 20

Customers of Holley-Navarre Water System (HNWS) Jan. 20 will elect three representatives to the board which governs the organization and oversees operations Hidden Creek golf course. Some locals are calling the election “crucial” to the future of the system because newly seated members will help make key decisions, including replacement of longtime general manager Ken […]

Renovations begin at Hidden Creek

Renovations begin at Hidden Creek

The Club at Hidden Creek had a problem. When special events were booked in the dining room, regular dinner service had to be canceled. General Manager Ty Bilbrey said a renovation project that started Aug. 4 should help address the problem. Read more in the Aug. 7 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.  

BooFest features golf, music, fun

BooFest features golf, music, fun

A fun-loving crowd filled a huge portable tent at The Club at Hidden Creek July 26 to enjoy country music, country folks and to support area charities. PGA Tour pro Boo Weekley’s annual charity golf outing, BooFest, generates funds that are donated to nearly 20 charities including the Air Commandos Association, Fisher House Foundation, Navarre High School […]

Boofest returns to Hidden Creek

Boofest returns to Hidden Creek

Crews who had been working for nearly three days to erect a large tent for Boofest were nearing completion Monday afternoon at The Club at Hidden Creek. The annual charity event, organized by PGA Tour pro Boo Weekley, includes entertainment and live and silent auctions Friday and a night of music and fun Saturday featuring […]

Water board member resigns

Water board member resigns

Steve “D.R.” Gardner resigned from the Holley Navarre Water Board after the May 20 meeting that resulted in the firing of The Club at Hidden Creek’s General Manager Dave Taylor. On May 22, an email with the subject “Announcing Leadership Change at Hidden Creek” was sent to club members. The email stated that “Holley-Navarre Water […]

General manager out at Hidden Creek

General manager out at Hidden Creek

Dave Taylor, the General Manager of The Club at Hidden Creek, was let go at the Holley-Navarre Water System (HNWS) board meeting Tuesday by a vote of 3 to 2. Board member Bien May made a motion for a leadership change at Hidden Creek by replacing the general manager. Read more in the May 22 issue […]

Hidden Creek bids on land to secure Boo Fest

Hidden Creek bids on land to secure Boo Fest

The Holley-Navarre Water System voted last Tuesday to make a $90,000 offer on a piece of land located on the Hidden Creek golf course, where Boo Weekley’s Charity Golf Tournament and Concert is held annually. For the past three years, the lot located near Hidden Creek’s parking lot has been donated by property owner John […]

Snowbirds flock to social

Snowbirds flock to social

More than 200 seasonal visitors enjoyed an afternoon of conversation, food and fun at the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council’s Snow Bird Appreciation Social Feb. 13 at the Club at Hidden Creek. Eighteen area businesses showcased their products and services and provided give-a-ways for the attendees. “This stew is really good. It’s a little […]