The course’s topography is being changed f to a rolling course with 20 to 30 feet of elevation change.
The owners of the old Sequatchie Valley Golf and Country Club, South Pittsbug, Tenn., are in the process of rejuvenating the 60-year-old course along Sweetens Cove Road, aiming to reopen by summer with a redesigned layout and hilly topography topped off with new sand and water obstacles, reports the Times Free Press.
“We want to provide the Marion County area, and the larger area for that matter, with a quality golf course,” Owner Reece Thomas said. “We’re trying to keep the costs [of membership] low but we’re trying to really keep the quality up.”
The course will get a new name before reopening, and by next summer he’ll know more about membership pricing, he said.
The course’s topography is being changed from what was only about a foot of elevation change from the front of the course to the back to a rolling course with 20 to 30 feet of elevation change. Dramatically improved drainage and a design to create “firm and fast” course conditions is matched with “wall-to-wall” fairway grass.