On this edition of Tee It Up Grand Strand we visit our good friend Jimmy Biggs at Crow Creek Golf Club in Calabash, North Carolina. The course has been closed all summer to replace their putting greens with a new strain on bent grass as well as improving bunkers and sand traps around the course. They also have made some improvements inside the clubhouse. Jimmy is giving us and update on how the work is coming along as the club shoots for the schedule October 2nd opening date.
The greens are a couple weeks into the growing process as they were seeded a few weeks ago. So now the superintendent and staff are working hard to keep the grass watered and cool during this early time of growth. This will enhance the growth of the greens.
A brand new feature to the new green complexes will be the expanded collars around the putting surface. Standard collars are two feet wide but Crow Creek will now boast four feet wide collars. It allows for more playability and creativity around the greens. Wider collars also will outline the putting surfaces making them easier to be seen from the fairway making for a cool visual for golfers playing the course.
The sod work being done around the greens is another huge improvement to the green complexes. They are repairing the sod for about 12 feet around each green. It is changing the shape of the runoff areas slightly making for better drainage from rain water as well as better surfaces to play shots from around the greens.
As we mentioned, the clubhouse is getting a facelift as well. In the restaurant and bar area there has been quite a few upgrades. Brand new carpeting has been laid and the walls have all been treated to a fresh coat of paint. The windows and door frames are all being refinished to freshen up the look to keep up with the walls and carpets.
The most exciting upgrade to the bar area is the brand new tab system that will be installed to serve beer. The installation is happening this week and will look sharp in its new location behind the bar. It will be a fine edition to what is already a great atmosphere in one of the best golf course bars along the Grand Strand.
For more information or to make a tee time for the fall visit www.crowcreekgolf.com or call the golf shop at 910.287.3081