Hepner Golf Design has completed a renovation of the Ocean course at The Club at New Seabury in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The eight-month project involved a full bunker renovation, new drainage, work on aesthetics, expanding fairways, recontouring greens, and relocating cart paths.
“We have improved the ambiance, playability and maintainability of the Ocean course with this renovation, the final steps of our multi-year, multi-million dollar plan, all in an effort to enhance our club offerings,” said club president Chris Card. “We’re thrilled to bring this storied course back to a level it deserves.”
“The renovation of the Ocean course takes advantage of the ocean, pure and simple,” said Bruce Hepner. “Our goal was to make the golf better and interesting by changing grass lines and angles so people can subtly enjoy their round and surroundings. We infused classic architecture into the site to make it feel old, a classic style, where the golf course lays right on the land.”
Hepner’s renovation also included a regrading of the first and ninth holes to enhance views of the Atlantic Ocean from the entire first hole.
Hepner worked with a project team that included Agri-Scape Golf Course Construction and Scott Nickerson, the club’s director of agronomy and project manager.
“Several approaches were also reshaped to give golfers an option and avenue to access the greens without forced carries, allowing the higher handicap player with lower shot trajectory a chance to get rewarded for their shot,” said Nickerson. “And with the same concept in mind, many fairways were expanded.”
Hepner completed a renovation of the club’s Dunes course in 2019.
Jim Clay, the club’s director of golf, added: “The work completed on our property has enhanced each course while maintaining the unique characteristics each course in known for. The modifications made look like they’ve been here for years, they look natural and blend well with the course and its surroundings.”