Old North State Club in New London, North Carolina, has finished an extensive renovation that focused on replacing the existing bent grass greens with Bermuda grass.
Hot summers can wreak havoc on bent grass in North Carolina, so the putting surfaces at the private Old North State Club were topped with TifEagle Bermuda to provide better conditions year round.
Located on Badin Lake between Charlotte and Greensboro, Old North State Club was designed by Tom Fazio and opened in 1991. The layout ties for No. 102 on Golfweek’s Best ranking of the top 200 residential courses in the U.S.
All the bunkers also were rebuilt with Capillary Concrete in the $3-million renovation undertaken by owner McConnell Golf, the largest owner of private clubs in the area with 14 private courses, two semi-private layouts and one nine-hole course. Other efforts at Old North State Club included tree removal, cart path repairs and renovations to tees that added 160 yards to the course.
“This renovation not only enhances playing conditions but also the overall membership experience and draws people back for more fun on Badin Lake,” McConnell Golf founder and CEO John McConnell said in a media release announcing the news. “It’s exciting to have the course return to its former glory with Tom Fazio’s original plan in mind.”
Check out several photos of the completed work below.