Greens replaced at N.C. golf course

Published online: Aug 29, 2017 Golf News

Golfers coming out to play at the Belmont Lake Golf Club in Rocky Mount, N.C., will notice some changes on the 18-hole course.

Tim Wilke, general manager and head golf professional at the club, said golfers will see complete renovations of new greens at the Belmont Lake Golf Club. The greens have been converted to an ultradwarf variety of bermuda grass, which Wilke said is the same type of greens used recently at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club.

Wilke credited his boss Mike Bennett, who oversees the operations of the club, for putting a plan together to the owners for new greens to be installed. Wilke said it was paramount to make changes to its greens, which had been an ongoing problem for a long time.

He added the old brentgrass greens struggled and deteriorated during the hotter months of July and August last year.