The renovation includes a redesigned 18-hole Championship Course and a new 9-hole course, The Clover, as well as a a practice range with TrackMan Range technology, a short game practice area, putting course and golf teaching facility.
18-hole course and practice facilities
To ensure the redesigned 18-hole Championship Course provides the best conditions for play on day one and in the years to come, the course is expected to reopen in the summer of 2024. Golf course architect Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA discusses the redesign approach:
“We focused on creating variety at each hole and incorporating angles that are strategic and more visually interesting. For example, the new 18th hole is a medium-length par 4 that will play uphill and slightly turn from right to left, with several bunkers framing the inside and outside edges of the landing areas. The green complex at #18 will also offer a more impressive finale as it sits directly below the clubhouse, where members will have a prime spot to watch golfers finish their rounds.
Additional improvements to the course include a ribbon tee system with six sets of tees ranging from 3,800-7,200 yards, greens set at various elevations and angles ranging from 4,500-10,000 square feet in size, and classic bunkering with steep grass faces and flat sand bottom floors.
State-of-the-art practice facilities are a significant part of the upgrade, with 20,000 square feet of putting green and putting course and a two-acre short game complex comprised of 3 greens and several bunkers to allow players to work on all aspects of their short game. The 10-acre driving range will feature TrackMan technology to help enhance the practice experience; the large grass tee at the range will sit adjacent to the new golf [teaching facility].”
From GolfCourseArchitecture.net, November 2022
Read more about the 18-hole course:
- Get a bird’s-eye view of the 18-hole course renovation
- New Shamrock Shack comfort stations
- New practice facilities, and more
- The course is getting greener!
- Hazard and bunker design
New 9-hole course, The Clover
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. Construction on the 9-hole Clover course is slated to begin in early 2024.
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.
Read the full announcement here: Confirmed: New 9-hole Clover course at Killearn
Golf course renovation plan
This plan shows overall golf course renovations, including the 18-hole Championship Course, 9-hole Clover course, the new range, and other practice facilities.