Work has started on a major renovation of the course at Emerald Bay Golf Club in Destin, Florida.
The course was originally designed by Bob Cupp. In conjunction with construction company Southeastern Golf, Cupp’s firm will lead the new project.
The renovation will include enlarged greens, renovated tee boxes, new bunkers dotted across the course, newly built water features and enhanced practice facilities.
TifEagle Ultra Dwarf bermudagrass will be introduced to provide the course’s greens with a dense surface for improved putting speed and consistency.
Cupp formerly worked as a senior designer for Jack Nicklaus’ firm for more than 15 years before starting his own firm in 1984. Cupp designs include Hawk’s Ride in Atlanta, the Pecan Valley Golf Club in San Antonio and the Plantation course and Landing course at the Reynolds Plantation in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The course is set to reopen for play this summer.
An extensive plan of the project can be found here.