PGA Golf Club’s acclaimed Dye Course is now open following a complete re-grassing project that will enhance year-round playability and overall appeal.
Celebration Bermuda, a hybrid strain widely favored for its durability and quick recovery, was installed on all fairways. In addition to its impressive drought resistance and shade tolerance, the hearty grass presents a striking blue-green hue for great color contrasts.
All 18 greens have been re-grassed with Tifeagle, an Ultra’dwarf Bermuda variety lauded for its improved speed, consistent smoothness and superior color retention, while TifGrand was chosen for the collars. Additionally, putting surfaces have been expanded to their original sizes when the course opened in 2000, revealing pin placements players have not seen in years.
“Mother Nature takes a toll on a golf course; this comprehensive project has corrected altered surfaces due to years of top dressing and in turn restored the greens to Pete Dye’s original vision and intent,” says Dick Gray, PGA Golf Club Head Superintendent. “The new-age, genetically modified grasses will reduce maintenance needs, increase labor efficiency and provide consistent playing surfaces for years to come.”
Fresh sand has been added to fairway and greenside bunkers. Several bunker faces have also been refined and re-sodded with Empire Zoysia, a denser grass requiring less mowing.
Adds Gray: “The Dye will be in the best shape since it opened. It’s going to look great and play even better as the various grass strains will complement one another instead of competing for space.”
To celebrate its grand re-opening, PGA Golf Club is offering a $55 all-day rate to play the Dye Course Dec. 19-Jan. 2.
The re-grassing initiative is one of several exciting projects at PGA Golf Club. Its touted Wanamaker Course re-opened late last year following similar enhancements and jumped five spots to No. 16 in Golfweek’s 2016 “Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play” list. Currently ranked No. 27, the Dye Course should follow suit making PGA Golf Club one of only a handful of properties with two courses on the impressive list.
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