Greg Norman Golf Course Design and TPC Sugarloaf Celebrate Completion of 27-Hole Multi-Year Enhancement Project
Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD) – the premier signature golf course design firm in the world – today announced the completion of a multi-year 27-hole enhancement project of TPC Sugarloaf. Members and media celebrated with a grand re-opening reception at the clubhouse followed by a golf outing with Greg Norman.
The property features three nine-hole golf courses, all designed by Norman, including The Stables and The Meadows, opened in 1997, and The Pines, opened in 2000. The courses saw extensive updates including resurfaced greens, tees, fairways, rebuilt bunkers, a state-of-the-art irrigation system for better coverage, as well as new and resurfaced cart paths. The updates will allow the course to be challenging for the most skilled golfers, yet approachable for the recreational player.
“I was delighted to follow this project closely and have the privilege of returning to TPC Sugarloaf again since its full completion in 2000,” said Greg Norman. “These are beautiful layouts that I have always been incredibly proud of and the renovations will significantly improve the club’s ability to continue to rank among high profile properties within the state and across the country.”
With intentions to further improve the golf experience, the property also made major updates to the clubhouse, lifestyle center, restaurants and pool area.
“We are thrilled to finally be finished with this large-scale renovation, which we could not have done without the help of Greg Norman and his design team,” said Mike Maloney, general manager of TPC Sugarloaf. “This will give us the opportunity to better serve our members and guests for years to come.”
About TPC Sugarloaf
Located within the gated community of Sugarloaf Country Club in the beautiful Georgia countryside, TPC Sugarloaf is a brilliantly crafted championship golf course offering a wide array of amenities and privileges that have become synonymous with the PGA TOUR’s acclaimed TPC Network of premier clubs.
The par-72, 7,259-yard course contains three 9-hole courses known as The Stables, The Meadows and The Pines, crafted by the legendary Greg Norman to fit harmoniously with its surroundings on the site of the former Rollins Farm. Named by Golf Digestamong the “Best New Private Clubs in the U.S.” when it debuted in 1997 and by Golfweek among the “Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses for 2007-2008,” the property boasts tree-lined Zeon Zoysia fairways and challenging layouts featuring streams, lakes and hills. For more information: www.tpc.com/sugarloaf
About Greg Norman Golf Course Design
Since its inception in 1987, Greg Norman Golf Course Design has been one of Norman’s true passions in both business and life. His experience playing many of the world’s great golf courses over a 25-year career served as a catalyst to develop this interest and turn it into a thriving company. Today, GNGCD courses span the globe, covering six continents and 34 countries.
GNGCD’s design philosophy is grounded in a “least disturbance approach” that blends golf courses with their surrounding environment to enhance the properties’ natural features. They are highly-regarded as industry leaders in promoting sustainability and the compatibility of golf courses with the environment, with many projects having been awarded the coveted Audubon Society Award for environmental stewardship.
GNGCD has opened 105 courses internationally, six of which are included in the 2018-2019 Golf Digest “World’s 100 Greatest” rankings: No. 18 New South Wales G.C. (Australia), No. 31 Ellerston (Australia), No. 35 The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip (Vietnam), No. 82 Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course (UAE), No. 94 Danang Golf Club (Vietnam) and No. 98 The National Moonah Course (Australia). The Bluffs Ho Tram jumped an impressive 39 spots from the previous list. For more information: www.gngcd.com
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