The course opened in 1937 as Nashville, Tenn.’s second public golf course. Projects include a new irrigation system, creation of a practice area, improvement and expansion of tee boxes and bunkers, and restoration and management of golf course woodlands and surrounding landscapes.
Percy Warner Golf Course in Nashville, Tenn. will temporarily close in November to undergo an 11-month course renovation and enhancement project, led by architect Bruce Hepner, Main Street – Nashville reported. Metro Parks and Recreation, the Tennessee Golf Foundation and Friends of Warner Parks are partnering to restore the golf course and surrounding landscapes, with a tentative opening date of September 2023.
The total cost of the Percy Warner Golf Course improvements will be approximately $2 million and $500,000 of that is still needed, Main Street reported.
“After a decade of collaboration and planning, we have achieved the public-private partnership necessary to complete this historic restoration project and enhance the game of golf for all of Nashville,” President of Friends of Warner Parks Jenny Hannon said in a news release.
Percy Warner Golf Course opened in 1937 as Nashville’s second public golf course, Main Street reported. The course remains extremely popular, with an average of 26,813 rounds played annually over the past 10 years.
Among the improvements planned for Percy Warner Golf Course during the upcoming closure:
– Installation of a new irrigation system. The current system is more than 50 years old and made of galvanized pipe. Replacing the irrigation with a modern automated system will improve efficiency, improve turf quality and free up labor hours;
– Creation of a practice area with putting greens, a short game training area and practice bunkers. The goal is to create two or three holes in a short course arrangement that would serve for both public use and instructional programming;
– Replacement of summer and winter putting greens and green surroundings with one modern green complex;
– Improvement and expansion of tee boxes and bunkers. The current tee boxes are small and uneven. Expanding and leveling them, as well as creating some new tee boxes, will improve turf quality and playability for all ages and skill levels; and
– Restoration and management of golf course woodlands and surrounding landscapes. Modern design features will elevate the aesthetics of the course, not only benefitting the golfers, but also the neighboring community and park visitors.
As part of the Percy Warner Golf Course project, an endowment will be established to support annual needs for equipment, maintenance, junior golf programming and staffing, Main Street reported.