Kauai, Hawaii – The Prince Course has reopened following a year-long renovation overseen by Robert Trent Jones Jr.
The greens were rebuilt with SeaDwarf Seashore Paspalum turf, new tees were added, bunkers were remodeled and fairways were widened. The 13,000-acre practice area and 60,000-square-foot clubhouse also were upgraded.
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Spring Island, S.C. – Old Tabby Links closed March 12 to undergo a restoration by Arnold Palmer Design Co., which did the original design.
Plans call for a new irrigation system, regrassed greens, and restoration of the course’s natural character. Some greens will be moved away from encroaching shade, some bunkers will be rebuilt, and more of the natural, sandy terrain will be exposed. The work should be done by fall, with Old Tabby scheduled to reopen this November.
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Notable – The Prairie Club in Valentine, Neb., hired Mark Aulerich as general manager. Aulerich most recently served as general manager of Shooting Star in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Prairie Club is managed by KemperSports. . . . The Rim Golf Club in Payson, Ariz., hired Steve Nordstrom as general manager. Nordstrom previously had been GM and chief operating officer at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club near San Diego.