Architect Kris W. Spence has completed his extensive renovation and redesign of the Country Club of Spartanburg, one of the oldest courses in Spartanburg, S.C.
While the course had a soft opening in December, Spence and his crews remained on-site through early May to enhance certain areas of the historic layout, which originally opened with nine holes in 1908 and was expanded to 18 in the early 1950s.
The project’s broad scope included the reconstruction of all greens, tees and bunkers, plus the installation of a new irrigation system. Substantial drainage improvements were implemented, coupled with a tree removal program to improve playing corridors and turf health.
Spence retained the layout’s overall routing. However, golfers will notice several green sites in new locations, while the angles of tee boxes have changed. The result is a more strategic course that takes full advantage of existing vistas, lakes and topographic features.
The new course measures 6,648 yards from the back tees and plays to a par of 72.