Greens renovation at Ocean Pines


Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club in Maryland, which is managed by Billy Casper Golf, will debut 18 newly renovated greens this spring.

Last year, Casper began converting the Ocean Pines greens to A1 creeping bentgrass. The front nine was completed in 2012 and the back nine will be converted in spring 2013. In addition, Ocean Pines has installed new drainage pipes and reshaped bunker edges on the front nine. The course is slated to reopen in late April or early May.

The Casper firm has been managing the semi-private club since November 2010, overseeing all aspects of the operation, including marketing and public relations, golf course maintenance, staffing and training, merchandising, clubhouse food and beverage, financial management, golf instruction and special events.

Part of an 8,000-home community, the Ocean Pines course is the only Robert Trent Jones Sr design on the Delmarva peninsula.