Crow Creek is installing new V8 bentgrass greens. After carefully studying multiple strains of bentgrass, Crow Creek went with V8 because of its tolerance to heat, which allow for a better year-round putting surface.
The Rick Robbins design began work on June 12 and is planning to reopen on October 2. Bentgrass is widely regarded as golf’s best putting surface and is in peak condition during the spring and fall months, which coincide with the Myrtle Beach golf community’s busiest seasons.
New grass won’t be the only changes as a couple greens will undergo gradual recontouring to improve drainage.
While the course is closed, there will be repair work to cart paths and bridges, fairway drainage will be improved, the interior of the clubhouse will be repainted, and the restaurant is getting new carpet.
The work at Crow Creek isn’t a major renovation but it will provide the long-time favorite with a facelift that will leave golfers begging for a replay.
The alterations will be even more dramatic at Arcadian Shores, where the old clubhouse, which opened in 1974, has been razed and in its place will be a new state-of-the-art facility.
The 3,500-square-foot clubhouse will feature an expanded kitchen with a new menu and patio that will be ideal for golf groups looking to enjoy a post-round meal or drink.
Arcadian Shores, which closed in mid-May, is also installing new Sunday Bermuda grass greens and constructing new cart paths, in addition to other cosmetic changes.
The first solo design of Rees Jones, known as the “Open Doctor” for his renovation work on U.S. Open courses, Arcadian Shores has long been regarded as an outstanding design and plans to reopen in mid-August.
While you are busy working on your game this summer, Crow Creek and Arcadian Shores will be working equally as hard to be ready for your arrival this fall.