Renovation of the Ryder Golf Course will include a new playing surface and drainage with work expected to be completed by October 2023. The course will be temporarily closed until then, while the Stryker Golf Course on post will remain open. Garrison Commander Col. John Wilcox says the goal of this renovation is so the course can compete with surrounding facilities in the area.
For the first time in 20 years, the United States Army is investing $1.2 million into renovating the Ryder Golf Course at Fort Bragg, N.C., WNCN reported.
“The greens have kind of shrunk over time, just to maintenance practices and training,” Director of Golf Jeff Johnson said. “It’s all about making the playing surfaces better for the patrons out here.”
On Dec. 2, new Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Col. John Wilcox toured the course, getting a firsthand look at the conditions, WNCN reported.
“Obviously, we want to have a good partnership with the golf courses that are around us. But we want people to come play. So, we want to make sure it’s a great course that our servicemembers, our family members, and our veterans are willing to come spend some time on,” Wilcox said.
The Garrison Commander told WNCN the goal of this renovation is so the course can compete with surrounding facilities in the area.
“This is an investment from the Army to make sure our community has a place to come congregate, come together, and enjoy time, playing sports in this case,” he said.
“We just want to make those playing surfaces better,” Johnson added.
Renovation will include new playing surface and drainage, WNCN reported. Work is expected to be completed by October of 2023. The course will be temporarily closed until then. Meanwhile, Stryker Golf Course on post is open.