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TOTAL golf course transformation in less than a year! | Colonial CC | PGA TOUR Originals

TOTAL golf course transformation in less than a year! | Colonial CC | PGA TOUR Originals

How does an iconic golf course get stripped down to the soil and then reconstructed to the high standards of its legendary status? Learn how modern golf technology with hydronics, laser scanning and cutting-edge construction machinery combines with a mission to preserve the look and feel of a historic track to create a more sustainable course. Following the 2023 Charles Schwab Challenge, Colonial Country Club embarked on an 11-month renovation project led by architect Gil Hanse to return the property to a more natural, classic presentation. Hanse started on the master plan project in 2017, delving into the Club’s history and past modifications. He engaged members, including renowned golf writer Dan Jenkins, current Green Committee member Marty Leonard and daughter of the founder, Marvin Leonard.

00:00 Open
00:58 June 2023
02:48 Project Timeline
03:56 Why Make the Changes?
06:03 Removing Concrete
07:27 What is Hydronics?
09:08 Precision Air installation
10:27 Laser Scanning the Greens
11:39 Aerial Views of the Back Nine – June 2023
12:59 August 2023 – Gil Hanse Shares His Vision
15:39 Gil Hanse in a Bulldozer
16:39 The 5 Stages of Green Construction
19:54 Green Shaping
21:08 Aerial Views of the Entire 18 Holes – August 2023
23:37 May 2024
26:31 Ryan Palmer’s Role
27:25 Walking Tour of No. 8
28:54 Walking Tour of No. 13
30:43 Walking Tour of No. 16
32:08 Before and After Aerials
33:36 Reflecting on the Project
36:11 Special Thanks

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