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Restored Southern Hills Country Club course set to open in June

By |  January 7, 2019 0 Comments
renovation at Souther Hills CC | Photo provided by Heritage Links

Photo provided by Heritage Links

Heritage Links is assisting architect Gil Hanse with construction services for the encompassing restoration of historic Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla.

The project entails work on all 18 holes of the Perry Maxwell course that opened in 1936. The restoration plans include new USGA greens, bunkers, tees, cart paths, drainage, a new irrigation system, and grassing.

Among Heritage Links’s comprehensive project services will be the implementation of a new bunker style that will be natural in appearance. The change represents a stark contrast to the existing ordinary appearance that evolved over the years. Additionally, the bunkers will include Better Billy Bunker liners to improve drainage. All of the greens will be rebuilt to USGA specifications utilizing GreenScan technology to replace the contours to their exact current elevations. The new greens will feature PrecisionAire and hydronic heating/cooling systems in the subgrade.

Heritage Links also is working on the creation of a new short game area and event lawn, driving range reconstruction, plus colored concrete cart paths.

renovation at Souther Hills CC | Photo provided by Heritage Links

Photo provided by Heritage Links

The renovation is on track for a mid-December completion, and the course expects to reopen in June 2019. The construction work is being managed for Heritage Links by Agustin Sanchez.

Southern Hills has hosted three U.S. Opens and four PGA Championships, as well as the U.S. Amateur Championship, a U.S. Women’s Amateur and U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur. Future tournaments to be hosted by the club are the 2021 PGA Senior Championship and another PGA Championship scheduled between 2025 and 2030. Golf Digest ranks Southern Hills as the No. 1 course in Oklahoma in its 2017-2018 Best in State list. Southern Hills also is No. 35 on Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.

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Kelly Limpert is the former digital media content producer for North Coast Media. Limpert completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. When she isn’t creating content for Golfdom‘s digital and social media platforms, you can find her working for Landscape Management.

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