Upgrades are planned for the course at Dunegrass CC including a new irrigation system and restored tees, greens and fairways.
Dunegrass Country Club, Old Orchard Beach, Maine, is under new management.
Dan Hourihan, owner of Nonesuch River Golf Course in Scarborough, Maine, will now oversee the management of both courses, reports the Maine Sunday Telegram, allowing members reciprocal access.
“It made a lot of sense to package the two courses together because of their locations,” says Hourihan. “There are a lot of summer tourists in Saco, Old Orchard Beach and Scarborough. It allows us to provide a better product for stay-and-play packages.”
Dunegrass, which opened in 1998, was in poor condition last season, reports the Telegram and so Hourihan has plans to restore the course to its former condition. Some of the projects planned include restoring all the tees and upgrading the irrigation system. Greens and fairways will get extra attention, too.
“We’re going to put our resources and expertise into the course,” says Hourihan. “It’s a nice layout. It’s scenic with its sand dunes and scrub pines.”
Hourihan has also hired Joe Fourre as Course Superintendent and Wylie Herzberg as the new Head Pro at Dunegrass. Fourre began his career at Nonesuch before moving on to courses in Massachusetts, California and Alabama, meanwhile Herzberg has been an assistant at Sable Oaks, Riverside and Portland Country Club.