Santee, S.C. course has begun construction of an 18-hole putting course named “Palmetto Traverse” and inspired by the Himalayas putting course at St. Andrews. The 35,000-sq.-ft. course is designed by golf course architect and Donald Ross restoration specialist Kris Spence.
Improvements made over the summer to the Winston-Salem, N.C. club’s Donald Ross-designed course included new Champion ultradwarf Bermuda putting surfaces, whiter sand in bunkers with improved drainage, and a new short-game area with a long, undulating practice green, two bunkers and two generous chipping areas. Tree removal was also done throughout the course. The…
McConnell Golf, which purchased the Charlotte, N.C. club in 2016, will present plans to the membership on January 11th. The course project will focus on bunkers, irrigation, transitioning greens to Champion Bermuda and creating new, dramatic looks from the fairways, In the clubhouse, dining areas will be improved, with the bar expanded and relocated to a larger back room.
The project at Mooresville (N.C.) Golf Course called for the development of a new front nine, with the removal of a 16-acre pond to allow holes to route across the land. In Charlotte, N.C., Carmel Country Club opened its North Course following a 10-month renovation that features Champion bermuda greens and 419 bermuda on the tees, fairways and rough.
The golf course closed last November to begin a complete rebuilding process, with a reopening planned for fall 2015. However, the scope of the $5 million project has prompted the town to delay the reopening until sometime in 2016, giving the new grass more time to grow.
McConnell Golf began a two-year, $2 million improvement plan for the Greenville, N.C., property last October. Dining areas are being remodeled and restructured, while the pro shop and ballroom receive updates, and a boardroom will be added.