The course at Rivers Edge Golf Club in Shallotte, North Carolina, has closed in order for renovation work to be carried out.
The main feature of the work is the introduction of Sunday ultradwarf bermudagrass to the course’s greens.
The new grass will replace the current SeaDwarf Paspalum grass, which replaced the course’s original L93 bentgrass greens in 2009.
Mike Buccerone, president of the club’s management company East Coast Golf, told The Sun News: “Over time the Paspalum hasn’t reacted well to winter and the transition. We want to shut it down and do it right and put a product out there that everyone expects. We’re excited about the ownership and membership embracing this and we’re looking forward to a good fall.”
Originally designed by Arnold Palmer’s firm, the course is likely to reopen in September following the project’s completion.