Eight Grand Strand courses to get new greens this summerThe Author: Craig Chinn
Published: May 21st, 2012
Last Updated: April 28th, 2014
As the Spring 2012 golf season winds down across the grand strand, eight Myrtle Beach golf courses will be getting new greens this summer. The courses will be installing different new hybrids of Bermuda Ultra-Dwarf grass, including Champion Bermuda, Mini-Verde Bermuda, Tif-Eagle Bermuda.
These grasses excel in the Southeast, and have increased in popularity over the last couple years for several reasons:
- Bent grass is more susceptible to disease in the hot summer months compared to Ultra-Dwarf grass
- Ultra Dwarf grasses can still maintain speeds of 9-12 on a Stimpmeter just like bent grass
- Smooth consistent putting surfaces.
- Requires less maintenance (less chemicals, watering, and aerating)
- Keeps great color retention in cool seasons
Barefoot Dye Club – The course will be closed May 21 and reopen July 16. The course is changing from Bent grass to Champion Ultra Dwarf.
Barefoot Love – The course will be closed July 9 and reopen on September 10. The Love course at Barefoot is also changing from Bent grass to Champion Ultra Dwarf.
Grande Dunes Resort Course – The Resort Course at Grande Dunes is closing on June 26 to August 21. The courses is changing from Bent Grass to Champion Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass.
International World Tour Golf Links – The Open Course – The course will be closed beginning May 15 and will rebuild green complexes and change the putting surface grass from L93 bentgrass to Mini-Verde ultradwarf Bermuda grass.
International World Tour Golf Links – The Championship Course – The course will close after the Open Course renovations are complete. The Championship course will also have the green complexes rebuilt and switch from L93 bentgrass to Mini-Verde ultradwarf Bermuda grass.
Myrtle Beach National – Kings North – Arnold Palmer`s Kings North is changing putting surfaces from Bent grass to Champions Ultra Dwarf. The course will be closing June 25 and reopening on August 21.
Prestwick Country Club - the course will be closing on June 18 and be closed until September 15 for renovations of greens. They will be putting in Tif-Eagle Bermuda to enhance the putting surface as well as doing other projects around the course.
All of these closures, as well as others for golf courses in Myrtle Beach, will be on our golf course maintenance schedule page.