The golf course at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut, USA, has reopened following a large-scale renovation project.
The primary focus of the project was the restyling of bunkers throughout the course, incorporating new drainage and new sand for improved playability.
The 17th green was rebuilt to increase the number of pin positions, and small changes were made to the putting surfaces on holes 10, 13, 15 and 16.
The project also saw levelling work done on some of the tournament tee boxes, and a new tee complex was built on the par-three 15th hole. Cart paths were repaired and, in places, rerouted and lake banks were stabilised to avoid erosion and improve aesthetics.
First known in 1928 as Middletown Golf Club and later Edgewood Country Club, TPC River Highlands was completely redesigned in 1982 by Pete Dye. A further renovation project by golf course architect Bobby Weed took place in 1988. Weed was consulted for the current renovation project and construction work was completed by McDonald and Sons, Inc.
“We’re extremely pleased with the results of the enhancement project,” said David Corrado, general manager at TPC River Highlands. “The feedback from the members and their guests has been extremely positive. The golf course has a fresh, clean look to it, and while changes in some areas are quite significant, the integrity and strategic nature of the golf course was maintained in a way that the course is enjoyable and a challenge for all skill levels.”
TPC River Highlands has hosted a PGA Tour event for the past 33 years and players will experience the renovated course for the first time at this year’s Travelers Championship in the first week of August.