Trent Fleming and Bob Zuercher of Blackmoor Golf Club are joined by Founders Group International’s Steve Mays, whose company has 11 courses in the Myrtle Beach area that, along with Blackmoor, are among 19 designs throughout the Grand Strand that are overseeding their designs in wall-to-wall fashion this offseason as part of the Myrtle Beach Goes Green initiative.
The great thing about Myrtle Beach is there are always great playing conditions in the area, at this time of year and especially on the primary playing surfaces – greens, tees and fairways are always green in the marketplace. What we’re doing is taking that extra step and making it green on the entire golf course. We feel like that makes it a better playing facility and offers better playing conditions, when you have roughs tees, fairways and greens that are all green.
Through the rough, through the fairways, you’re going to see a consistently green golf course, and the playability of it is going to be consistent throughout the whole course.
For Blackmoor, because this is the first time we’ve overseeded in a number of years, the players are excited about it. We’re already seeing the impact of the green and the striping, as you can see in the fairways.
It looks great. It’s come in very nice, so far, in all sides that we did, all aspects that we did, from the rough and in the fairways. It’s coming in nicely and going according to plan.
It is great when you come down, into December and into this spring, that the golf courses are green and are bright green. So there’s excitement to see that. Golf is meant to be played on green conditions. And when golfers come in, they see that. I think secondarily, they see that it’s easier to play when you have grass growing all around the golf course. Shots around the greens are much easier. You don’t get those thin lies around the greens that you traditionally do if you’re not overseeded. So really taking a look at it from a visual standpoint it looks great, and then secondarily, the playing conditions are a lot better.