Course of the Week: The Hills Course at LPGA International installs new greens

By |  January 4, 2024 0 Comments

The Hills Course at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., recently underwent a comprehensive greens renovation project.

The Arthur Hills design closed in April 2023 for a five-month project that restored the course’s greens to its original size and USGA specifications, an effort that netted an additional 26,600 square feet of putting surface. Prior to the installation of the new TifEagle bermudagrass greens, the Hills Course had 65,340 square feet of putting surface, a number that jumped to 92,000 square feet.

Photo: LPGA International

Photo: LPGA International

LPGA International, a 36-hole property, previously installed TifEagle on the Jones Course, making the decision to install the ultradwarf bermudagrass, that is ideally suited for Daytona Beach’s climate, on the Hills Course an easy one.

More than 300 tons of sand was brought in to restore the layout’s bunker complexes. Cart paths were also resurfaced throughout the property.

A ball striker’s design, the Hills Course challenges players with fairways lined by beautiful magnolia trees and native pines. The 4.5-star layout stretches to 6,954 yards and features five sets of tees.

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Sydney is a graduate from Kent State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations with minors in Marketing and Advertising. While attending KSU, she held multiple internships and was a reporter for the Kent Stater.

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