Bruce Hepner has been hired to draw up a course redesign plan for the course at the Boothbay Harbor Country Club in Boothbay, Maine, US.
The extensive redesign project will see significant fairway work carried out, a new irrigation system and new tees. In addition, selected holes will be lengthened and greens relocated.
Two retention ponds will be amalgamated and expanded, with the tee of the sixth hole to be located on an island in the middle.
The course’s front nine holes will close on 1 October and the back nine on 15 October ahead of the redesign project, which is set to cost about US$4 million.
Hepner recently set up his own firm, Hepner Golf Design, having worked for years with Tom Doak at Renaissance Golf Design and before that at Ron Forse’s design firm.
The redesign will also see the course extended to 6,556 yards from the back tees, 200 yards further than the existing 6,356 yards.