August 3, 2023 — There’s another exciting new transformation planned for Killearn Country Club.
A new 9-hole course, The Clover, will be built in the northeast part of the property, formerly known as the North Course, or Narrows.
The Clover course is the latest addition to the project, which also includes a redesigned 18-hole Championship Course, a practice range with TrackMan Range technology, a short game practice area, putting course and golf teaching facility. An all-new clubhouse with restaurant and pool are in the works as well.
The Clover’s designer is golf course architect Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA, whose master plan is guiding the overall golf course renovations. MacCurrach Golf Construction will return to build the new 9-hole course, together with irrigation designer Aqua Turf International.
The new 9-hole course will have five par 3 holes of varying length, and four short par 4 holes. The layout will create opportunities to practice some precise iron play, as well as delicate short game shots around the perimeters of greens. The holes will feature narrow fairways, smaller greens and a handful of thoughtfully placed bunkers and grass hollows. Expect some challenge on each hole, and a course that is fun, fair and accessible for all golfers.
Killearn residents and members may remember the Narrows as the area that former owners of property once designated for housing. The renovation, led by the Club’s new owner, David Cummings, will restore this area as an active golf course. Last year, we successfully applied to bring back Open Space zoning on more than 260 acres of the property. That decision helped reverse the former owners’ plan to use parts of the course for new home sites.
We expect to begin construction of The Clover in early 2024. The work will be timed so that turfgrass growth can begin in the spring, an important part of establishing a healthy, resilient playing surface.
Thank you for your patience and support as the renovation continues. We are as excited as you to see the new course, and the entirely reimagined Club, turn from vision to reality.