Golf News for Monday, March 17, 2014 | Courses

Texas' South Shore Harbour undergoes $600,000 course renovation

LEAGUE CITY, Texas -- Canongate at South Shore Harbour recently began a $600,000 renovation to enhance its golf facilities. The improvements to be completed during the three-year project include significant course renovations and landscape enhancements.

Construction has already commenced and includes renovations to the tee boxes, greens and select bunkers along with irrigation and turf improvements. Greenside bunkers will be replaced with new PermaBunker technology that provides better drainage and playability. The majority of work on the Harbour nine was completed last year. Canongate at South Shore Harbour CC plans to complete nine holes per season over the next two years leaving 18 holes open for member play throughout this project.

"Once complete, this three year project will elevate South Shore Harbour's playing conditions to an all-time high, making it one of the premiere clubs in the Galveston Bay area. Our team has received great feedback on the current renovations to date and is excited to start improvements on the Shore course this year," said General Manager, Kenn Depew. "We want to thank all of our members for their patience during this construction period and we are confident that they will be pleased with the end results."

The renovation project is being managed by Sequoia Greenscapes, which brings over three decades of experience and expertise in golf construction, renovation and maintenance. Sequoia Greenscapes has completed dozens of construction and renovation projects for clients ranging from individual golf course owners to municipalities, including greens, tees, and fairway construction and renovation, bunker renovations, cart path repairs, erosion control, irrigation and drainage work, and a host of other projects and services.

About South Shore Harbour Country Club
South Shore Harbour Country Club is a 27-hole championship course designed by Jay Riviere, Dave Marr, and Carlton Gipson. Located on the banks of Galveston Bay, the course consists of three distinct nines; South, Shore and Harbour, each playing to a par 36. Once known as a links layout void of trees with plenty of sand and a relatively flat track, the course has evolved into a more traditional course with rolling hills, water hazards and nature's contribution of a steady wind that beats off the bay.

Up to date information on the renovations and planned improvements can be found at www.sshrenovation.wordpress.com or www.canongatetexas.com.