The National at Reynolds Plantation reopens following extensive renovation


The National at Reynolds Plantation reopens following extensive renovation
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The National course at Reynolds Plantation has reopened following an extensive renovation project.

Originally designed by Tom Fazio, the 27-hole course in Georgia, US, has undergone a series of upgrades over the past nine months.

Billy Fuller oversaw the project, during which the course’s greens were converted from bentgrass to Champion Dwarf bermudagrass and bunkers were fitted with the ‘Better Billy Bunker’ system. 

“I’m very excited about the recent improvements made to The National course,” said Tom Fazio, who was in close contact with the Reynolds team throughout the renovation project. “These renovations will improve the golf experience at The National for years to come. This project is evidence of the ownership’s commitment to quality and the long-term success of the community.”

Ten bunkers across the course were removed, while some of the remaining 76 were reduced in size. Work was also carried out to remove excess foliage.

“In the past, you could catch glimpses of the lake during your round,” said Mark Lammi, vice president of golf operations for Reynolds Plantation. “Now, things are opened-up to better reflect the original design and the lake will be a major focus. Players will be much more aware of the lake setting and have the advantage of improved views as they approach the wonderfully rebuilt green complexes.”

The National is one of six courses at the Reynolds Plantation, and the recent project is the fourth course renovation at the site in the past two years. Work on a new clubhouse for the course is set to begin later this year.