Construction is under way at the Carolina Lakes Golf Course as part of Pulte/Del Webb’s Sun City Carolina Lakes active adult community in Lancaster County, South Carolina. Freeland Golf Group’s Tim Freeland and Maximilian Suchy designed the new course that will be built and owned by the Charlotte-based Blythe Development Company.
The course routes its way through the rolling hillside while dissecting light forest and pasture land on it’s way to the Catawba River, which can be seen from the 13th and 14th holes. The course was routed in a manner that takes advantage of several existing creeks and lakes along the way. A large created wetland on the back nine further adds to the course’s pristine tranquility.
While the course winds through an active adult community, it is by no means a "senior" layout: "Players in their 50’s and 60’s are hitting the golf ball further today than they ever have", says Tim Freeland, ASGCA, President of Freeland Golf Group, "For that reason, the golf course is by no means lessened from a challenge point of view. Often times, when you hear "active adult community" golf course, you envision an executive-type layout, but this is not so with Carolina Lakes. Many times in the past, courses designed for this type of development were simply made too easy, even boring. We designed a track that better fits the realities of today’s active adults who are staying fit and taking maximum advantage of new golf equipment."
With a total of six teeing grounds, including a "family tee" that gives an optional Par-58 layout for fun events, the course will still accommodate all levels of player, with the yardage from the tips measuring a proud 7249 yards at Par 72. "It’s great, because residents can bring their grandchildren out here and introduce them to the game of golf from the family tees, but also get their competitive juices going, teeing it up against their active lifestyle peers on this challenging but fair course", adds Maximilian Suchy.
Construction will continue until the Summer of 2006 with a Fall 2006 opening.
Maximilian T. H. Suchy
V. P. & Senior Design Partner
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