Polo Golf Course Getting Renovated

Polo Golf & Country Club, a private facility in Cumming, Ga., owned and operated by Heritage Golf Group, has begun a $1 million renovation. The project encompasses a renovation of all 18 greens as well as greenside bunkers, new mounding, cart paths and extensive drainage improvements.

The Polo Golf & Country Club greens will meet all USGA specifications and feature a combination of A1 and A4 bent grass, a hybrid turf used on many premier golf courses to create a superior putting surface. The construction will begin with the front nine while the back nine remains open for play. Upon completion of the front nine, the back nine will close for reconstruction. During this time, Heritage Golf Group’s other properties in the Atlanta area, White Columns Country Club and Atlanta National Golf Club, will be open for golfing privileges to Polo members. The renovations are scheduled for completion by July 1, 2006.

"Our intent with this project is to have the best new turf available for our putting surfaces and to return them to their original size and design” says Claude Thorn, Polo’s general manager. "These improvements will be a welcome transformation for the many long-term members of the club, as well as an added benefit to our newer members and those joining in the future."

Golf course architect Carter Morrish is serving as a consultant on the project. Morrish, who frequently collaborates with Tom Weiskopf, has designed numerous courses, including Harbor Club on Lake Oconee, Ga., and Bloody Point on Daufuskie Island, S.C.

Polo Golf & Country Club, designed by architect Joe Lee, features a 6,763-yard par-72 layout that was created in a traditional, classical style enjoyed by all levels of players. For more information, call 770/887-7656 or by visit www.pologolfandcountryclub.com.