The 56 bunkers on the 7,110-yard course will be rebuilt.
Fox Den Country Club, Knoxville, Tenn., will soon begin work on $1 million worth of improvements, most notably to its bunkers and to a pair of ponds.
Golf course architect Bill Bergin, who redesigned the course in 2004, will spearhead the project. The 56 bunkers on the 7,110-yard course will be rebuilt, reports the Knoxville News Sentinel. Positions will remain essentially the same, though some will be reshaped.
Each will be converted to a flat-bottomed bunker with a grass facing to them. And new sand—the same type that is used at Augusta National Golf Club, home to The Masters—will be used.
“The bunker project will dramatically change the look of the golf course and improve the overall quality of the course,” said course superintendent Scott Severance. “The new bunkers will give the course an old classic look with all the newest of technology incorporated into them.”
The bunker project will begin April 11 and will be done in an estimated 10 weeks and the course will remain open during their reconstruction.
“A great golf course is about to get even better,” said Fox Den General Manager Dave Largent.
Other improvements are scheduled for the clubhouse ballroom and meeting rooms, fitness center and parking lot. All projects are to be finished in a year.