Dustin Powers, head golf professional at Myrtlewood Golf Club, discusses the renovations currently underway at the club’s Palmetto course including the installation of new greens and refurbishing of bunkers throughout. The Palmetto course is preparing for an early September 2019 reopening.
We’ve got a lot going on. We’re redoing all the bunkers on the Palmetto golf course, and we’re redoing all the greens. So, we’re taking the greens back to their original size, making them bigger, changing the grass. We’re going to a new Sunday Bermuda. And then we’ve brought in an architect, Dan Schlegel, and he has reshaped all of the bunkers. We’re going to do new drainage and new sand in all of them, so big changes.
I think, since we’re making the greens bigger, I think it’s going to make them easier to hit, which helps, you know, the mid- to high handicapper hit the greens a little easier. And they should be a little easier to putt with the new surface. So we closed her down on June 20th or June 21st, and the guys have been going hard at it. We’re hoping to open September 6th.
Tee to green, it’s going to be phenomenal. Obviously, we’ve had no play out here in a long time, so the fairways and tee boxes are going to be absolutely perfect. The greens are going to be grown in by then, might be a little firm because they are new. But the speed will be where it needs to be. The smoothness will be where it needs to be. We’ll see a whole new shape and design to the bunkers and the greens, since we’re making them larger. So it should be a great golf course.