The Bay 9 at Sandpiper Bay reopened in early August, meaning all 27 holes are available for public play and in superb condition.
More recently, Long Bay Club (August 6), the Pinehills Course at Myrtlewood (August 11), Diamondback at Woodland Valley (August 15) and Tradition Club (August 20) have all reopened.
While the installation of Sunday Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens was at the heart of the work done at Diamondback, it was only part of a three-year course improvement project that has enhanced the facility’s stature.
“The greens are absolutely perfect,” Austin Sawyer said after playing the course. “I couldn’t ask for better greens.”
In addition to installing new greens, Diamondback improved irrigation and renovated bunkers, coming on the heels of a tree removal project in the summer of 2017.
Long Bay closed for seven weeks to renovate its greens and freshen up the clubhouse, and the results of both projects were impressive.
“The golf course is in fantastic shape from tee to green,” Long Bay’s head pro Corey Bowers said. “We stimped the greens and they were at 10.5, so this fall, the course is going to be (outstanding).”
“Things are going great,” Dustin Powers, Myrtlewood’s general manager, said. “The new Sunday Ultradwarf greens will provide a faster, more durable and consistent putting surface. We are looking good going into fall.”
The Moorland Course at Legends Resort, which is installing new Champion Bermuda greens is slated to reopen on August 27, followed by Glen Dornoch in early September and Brick Landing Plantation on September 12.