Second phase of Sawgrass Country Club renovation project underway


Second phase of Sawgrass Country Club renovation project underway
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The second phase of a three-year renovation project at the Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra, Florida, is underway.

Part of a course-wide project being overseen by golf course architect Robert Walker, the first phase was completed last year with renovations made to the club’s West nine-hole course.

The East nine holes have now closed for renovations, with the club’s South nine set to follow suit early next year.

The project will see improvements made to the fairways, tees and bunkering, as well as substantial enhancements to the  drainage, cart paths, bulkheads, bridges and the irrigation systems of all three courses.

The course was originally designed by Ed Seay, a former architect at Arnold Palmer’s design company. Walker previously worked with Seay at Palmer’s company during his own 12-year tenure at the firm, before setting up on his own in 1986.

Sawgrass hosted The Players Championship tournament between 1977 and 1981.

“This commitment to our master plan demonstrates our dedication to providing an exceptional golf course that is considered among the best in Northeast Florida,” said Barry McDonald, Sawgrass Country Club general manager. “We want Sawgrass Country Club to continue to be the first choice for those seeking the best private club experience and value in our area.”