Maryland's Ocean Pines G&CC to Get New Bent Greens

Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club has begun a project that involves converting all its 18 greens to A1 bentgrass. The facility is owned by the Ocean Pines (Md.) Association.

Ocean Pines will re-turf the front nine this year and the back nine in spring 2013, allowing at least nine holes to remain open for play; golfers will play the open nine twice to complete a full round. In addition to resurfacing the greens, Ocean Pines is adding new drainage pipes and re-shaping bunker edges on the front nine. The entire project is slated for completion in late May 2013.

"Converting greens to a more durable grass will ensure even better playability and enjoyment for our loyal golfers," says Damian Cosby, director of golf at Ocean Pines. "Pristine putting surfaces represent just one of the many exciting activities at Ocean Pines."

Daily-fee Ocean Pines Golf & Country Club is within an 8,000-home community. It features an 18-hole, par-72, 6,927-yard layout and the only design by architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. on Delmarva Peninsula. The course winds through and around wetlands and woodlands and contains water on 10 holes.

In addition to a clubhouse with a pro shop, restaurant and locker rooms, the facility features a double-ended driving range, a chipping green, two putting greens and two practice bunkers.

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