Thursday, May 11, 2017|9:46 a.m.
Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson will close May 23 for restorations by distinguished golf course architect Rees Jones, the course’s original designer.
The project is anticipated to be completed by September, and the course will resume in October. New greens, remodelled bunkers and a broadened practice center will be amongst the enhancements.
The club, which opened in 1997, has actually been featured as a leading 100 golf course in the U.S. and has hosted expert tournaments such as the Wendy’s 3-Tour Challenge; college events such as the Western Athletic Conference Golf Championships; and national fundraiser such as the Natalie Gulbis Charity Golf Classic and Tiger Jam, a fundraiser for the Tiger Woods Structure.
“This is a huge vibrant site, which has grown considerably in Twenty Years,”said Jones, known as “The Open Doctor” for his redesign of 23 courses in preparation for significant champions (33 occasions).
“We are going to resurface, regrass and expand the greens back to their initial sizes to regain lost pin positions and also make modifications to create a different character on some, Jones stated. “A number of bunkers will be removed or restored to bring them approximately today’s requirements and to enhance the playing experiences for golfers of all ability levels.”
Eric Dutt, Rio Secco vice president of golf operations, engaged Jones for the job.
“For Rees to return 20 years later and share his proficiency is very meaningful,” Dutt said. “Not a great deal of other courses are investing in jobs like this during these difficult times for the golf industry. Rees and his group are committed to assisting us restore Rio Secco back to its rightful place as a top 100 golf course in America, which’s our goal.”