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 […]
An Urban Land Magazine report details how the golf industry is adapting to more frequent droughts, falling water supply levels, and government restrictions on water use. “Everyone understands water is the greatest challenge we face going into the future,” said Rhett Evans, CEO of the GCSAA.
As the storied western Pennsylvania club wrapped up another successful hosting of the 2016 Championship, the United States Golf Association announced that it will only have to wait nine years for the next one. It was also announced that Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southhampton, N.Y., will host the 2026 U.S. Open.
The 2016 VGA Tour will be comprised of approximately 100 tournaments in four geographic regions, and includes the 2016 VGA Championship to be held November 6-9 at Pinehurst No. 2. The VGA is a national non-profit organization that gives U.S. military veterans the opportunity to enjoy competition and community through golf.
The Southern Pines, N.C., property will convert from its bent grass greens in May and is expected to be complete by mid-July. The conversion is driven in large part by the success enjoyed by neighboring properties.
The Los Angeles Country Club will host its first U.S. Open in 2023, and Pinehurst No. 2 will host its fourth U.S. Open in 2024, alternating the championship between the East and West Coast for at least a seven-year stretch, beginning in 2018.