Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Design has been hired to lead a green and bunker renovation project on the course at North Ridge Country Club in Fair Oaks, California.
The project – which will cost in the region of US$3.7 million – is set to get underway immediately following a membership vote to go ahead with the work.
“We are very excited about working on a Billy Bell-designed course,” said Bruce Charlton, president and chief design officer for RTJ II. “North Ridge is a wonderful parkland golf course and we intend to respect its routing. Furthermore, because of the elevation changes in the natural terrain, we will be able to shape the greens and bunkers to take advantage of its varying topography in distinct ways that were not possible many years ago. This is a very good golf course today, and soon it will be outstanding.”
The course will remain open and playable throughout the construction phase.
“Quality temporary bentgrass sod greens will be created to keep the course interesting and challenging,” Charlton explained. “We’ve found a lot of fun locations for temporary greens, and we think members will enjoy their golf experiences during the construction process.”
The work is expected to take around 7 months to complete.