Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg recently announced that a renovation of the beloved course will begin in December 2019. With the last renovation taking place in 1929, the course is ready
Charleston Municipal Golfcourse Getting A Facelift
Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg recently announced that a renovation of the beloved course will begin in December 2019.
With the last renovation taking place in 1929, the course is ready for it’s $3 million renovation.
$1.5 million will be contributed by the city with the money coming from a recreation bond. The remaining amount will be secured through a fund-raising project which is being led by Leonard Long (former Kiawah Island developer) and the current Kiawah Development Company partner Jordan Phillips.
Nine holes will remain open to the public while the work is being done. The entire project is expected to take 15 months. Local golfers are in support of the plan indicating that although they love the course, it is in rough shape.
The mayor promised that greens fees would not skyrocket after the upgrade, stating that
“Its going to remain a course for all our citizens to be able to afford to play.”
Troy Miller who got the project going said that the biggest impact will be on the back nine, which will offer unobstructed views of the Stono River from the 11th to the 17th green. Miller, a James Island native was a golf course architect for Landmark Land Company, and grew up playing “Muni”.
In addition to improving the visual aspects of the course, the renovation will also address the drainage issues that plague the course.
Fundraising should have wide participation said Miller. Other courses in the area are being approached with a plan to have them ask their players to donate $1 when they pay their greens fees. Many courses are already onboard with Kiawah “leading” the charge. Players at the Kiawah Islands two courses will have the option of donating from $1 to $5 if they choose to take part. A charity golf tournament is also being planned.
Source- Post and Courier
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