The private golf club in Las Vegas, Nev. will be improved prior to hosting the Shriners Children’s Open in October. The project is being handled by Duininck Golf. With a focus on re-grassing the main playing areas, there will also be improvements to the putting green surfaces to increase playability and consistency. The fairways will be converted to a Bandera Bermuda grass with the greens being upgraded to a durable Dominator Bentgrass.
TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nev. is being upgraded in advance of the golf club hosting the Shriners Children’s Open this fall.
The highly acclaimed, Par 72, 7,243-yard Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller collaboration is surrounded by mountains that meander through flower-lined arroyos and canyons. Widely recognized as the site of Tiger Woods’ first professional victory, TPC Summerlin continues to improve annually and is extremely proud of its relationship with the PGA Tour and The Shriners Children’s Open.
The improvement project at TPC Summerlin is being overseen by Duininck Golf.
With a focus on re-grassing the main playing areas, there will also be improvements to the putting green surfaces to increase playability and consistency. The fairways will be converted to a Bandera Bermuda grass with the greens being upgraded to a durable Dominator Bentgrass.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with (PGA Tour’s Project Manager) Rich Brogan on these TPC Network projects,” said Chris Kleinsmith, Duininck Project Manager. “They are always well-organized with clear visions and goals for each project, and a very flexible, approachable group that excels in communication and in providing definitive instructions. This specific project has a short window of opportunity for completion with the Shriners Children’s Open taking place in October. Fortunately, Duininck has the experience and resources to move quickly and finish these projects right.”
Duininck has worked with the PGA Tour on several high-profile projects, including the recent
completion at TPC San Antonio. Leslie Claytor was the architect for the PGA Tour design team there and on this project. With the same individuals in the same roles at both projects, and the relationships between all parties well established, there is an easy and steady flow to progress.
“We’re all easygoing perfectionists,” Kleinsmith said. “We know the expectations associated with hosting the best players and biggest events on the PGA Tour and we look forward to every one of these
opportunities. I am confident the professionals will love what they find here in October, and the
members will be even more proud of their everyday playground.”