Course Renovation in Progress

The 9th Hole is Hydroseeded

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No. 9 has been one of the most time-consuming holes of the renovation, as Robert Trent Jones Jr. and his design firm have grappled with integrating the severely built up hole more seamlessly with its natural surroundings.

Here is a view of the old ninth hole, which had a plateaued fairway on the left, while the green was perched atop another plateau on the right:

IMG_3557 copyThe ninth hole’s new surroundings include a creek that was buried during original construction of the hole. That creek cuts across the front of the green, leaving players the decision of whether to carry it, or lay up short of it:

IMG_2667 copyHere is a view from near the first hole, which is where that creek will end up:

IMG_2662 copyPlayers will also have the option of laying up on the left side of the fairway, leaving a friendlier approach into this new green complex:

IMG_2665 copyThe green itself has dropped 10-12 feet in elevation as it slid down the hill from right to left. The fairway on the left side of the creek also slides gentler than before (previously it was a sharp falloff). The fairway eventually feeds into a natural sandy area in front of the creek bed, which may or may not be dry, depending on the time of the year.

Here is another view of the ninth hole, near the landing are of your tee shot:

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