Some golf courses have begun to transition from winter overseed back to Bermuda, and courses are starting to see the effects of the extreme cold temperatures from this past winter. Course managers have decided to use this as an opportunity to reinvest in some of the properties to ensure they will be ready for the upcoming fall season.
FGI is excited to announce that they will be temporarily closing Tradition Golf Club and Myrtlewood Pine Hills in the upcoming weeks (expected closure June 23rd) to modernize their putting surfaces. Both courses will each see extensive improvements to all 18 greens, including the application of new grass and reshaping to their original sizes. Pine Hills is scheduled to close June 22, with Tradition following June 24. Both ventures are expected to take less than two months.
Immediately upon reopening, guests will notice superb putting conditions matching the quality they have come to expect from these courses. Specifically, both layouts will have their greens converted to Sunday Bermudagrass from TifDwarf Bermuda. The restoration will enlarge the green complexes approximately 15-20 percent.
The greens project at Myrtlewood Pine Hills will be followed later in the year with a beautification plan to add Fescue grass in certain roughs to complement the existing mounding. No closures are expected while the Fescue is seeded.
Aberdeen Country Club and Long Bay Club will be temporarily closing next week for aerification and will allow for extra time to transition the Bermudagrass greens. Courses are taking a proactive approach to ensure conditions this fall exceed the standards that Members and guests have come to expect from the courses. Time expected for closure - about 3 weeks from this posting.
Grande Dunes is aerating on Monday June 11th and sod has been placed on a few trouble spots of the greens. It is expected to be back to its normal championship conditions quickly. Grande Dunes will re-open immediately following aerification.
Myrtle Beach National - King’s North - closed Tuesday-Friday for aerification.
TPC Myrtle Beach - closed for aerification and greens patching.