Now that the club has all 54 holes back open, they are eager for golfers to enjoy the finished product.
Over Labor Day weekend, Prestonwood Country Club—home to three golf courses in Cary, N.C.—will unveil its freshly renovated Highlands Course. Renovations include rebuilt green complexes featuring A-1 Bentgrass, select bunkers replaced by collection areas and grass hollows, and numerous additional playability enhancements. An added benefit: With play spread out over three courses versus two for the first time in three years, Prestonwood’s overall playing conditions will be consistently immaculate.
Now, with the club’s brand-new Golf Learning Center having also recently opened, Prestonwood CC General Manager Matt Massei said three years of patient anticipation shown by its members is ready to be repaid.
“Our membership has been without one course for three years, so we are thrilled to have all three back open,” said Massei. “The entire golf experience at Prestonwood has been enhanced. We are celebrating three great golf courses that we have brought up to current standards. They were great before, now they are even better.”
Other Highlands changes include an approach shot on the opening hole that will now feel significantly more comfortable for the golfer the green was lowered, bunkers were removed from the left and behind the green, and the approach was made wider.
Another notable change took place on No. 8, where the architect cleared an area along the creek that runs down the left side of the hole and crosses in front of the green so the hole can be played as a drivable par 4. The green has been designed to accept an approach from both the long tee shot and the traditional landing area on the right side of the creek, meaning there will now be two very different strategies of play for No. 8 that will offer some interesting choices on the tee shot.
Meanwhile, No. 11, a wonderful, short par-4, has seen its green complex moved to higher ground on the right side and raised by several feet.
“We are blessed with three terrific golf courses that offer not only our members but also the world’s best players a high-quality playing experience,” said Prestonwood Director of Golf Operations Larry Conner. “Now that we have all 54 holes back open, we are eager for all our golfers to enjoy the finished product. Everyone at Prestonwood is thrilled.”
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