The Dataw Island Golf Club near Beaufort in South Carolina's Low Country will renovate its Arthur Hills and Tom Fazio golf courses. Fazio's Cotton Dike layout will close in March for nine months of work, followed by Hills' Morgan River course a year later. All but one of the courses' 36 greens will be planted with MiniVerde grass; club members had been "testing" one of the greens planted with the hardy grass.
Former Augusta National superintendent Billy Fuller will handle the renovation projects. At Augusta National, Fuller supervised the change from Bermuda to Bentgrass greens. Previously, he worked with Bob Cupp's design group.
I reviewed the Morgan River course and the community after a visit in March. To read the review, click here. If you would like more information about Dataw Island, please contact me.