Nine of the holes on the Roy Kizer Golf Course were closed in May 2021, but now the entire city-owned course will need to be shut off to the public to finish the project. Stephanie Arena, Event Coordinator for the city’s parks and golf department, understands the stress the project will add to in-demand tee times, but says the work is needed.
A green resurfacing project will keep Roy Kizer Golf Course in Austin, Texas closed throughout the summer, the Austin American-Statesman reported. Stephanie Arena, Event Coordinator for the City of Austin’s parks and golf department, said the project is similar to the one done at neighboring Jimmy Clay just over a year ago.
“It’s due,” Arena said of the project, which could keep the course closed until September. “The course needs the work.”
In May 2021, nine of the holes on the complex were closed to begin the work, but now the entire course will need to be shut off to the public to finish the project, the American-Statesman reported. The greens at Kizer are more than a quarter-century old and the renovation will remove mutations.
While the finished product should be much improved, this will make for a difficult summer for local players, who are already clamoring for places to play, the American-Statesman reported. Arena said the city’s courses have seen 100,000 more rounds year-over-year and tee sheets are typically booked as soon as they’re open to the public.
“Golf is booming,” she said. “We already have problems getting people out to play, so this will make it tougher over the summer. But like I said, it’s due.”