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Jim Lipe, ASGCA Fellow, is overseeing a renovation project on the Pacifico golf course at Punta Mita, a 1,500-acre resort and residential community near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Pacifico and Bahia courses at Punta Mita – designed by the firm of Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA Fellow, where Lipe was formerly an associate – are available to members and guests of the residential community, and guests of the Four Seasons Resort and St. understanding of the original design elements for both the Pacifico and Bahia golf courses

and will deliver a new energy to the area,” said Punta Mita director of golf John McIntyre. The resort plans to renovate both

courses over a five-year period.Regis Punta Mita Resort.


Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas

Every green has been rebuilt, with several also redesigned. Bunkers have been rebuilt, with some eliminated and others added. Tee boxes have been levelled and several new tees added.

Williams originally designed the course as part of the Nicklaus Design team in 1998 for founder Corby Robertson Jr. “It’s always a challenge to take what many consider a masterpiece and make changes,” said Williams. “However, course design has changed over the past 20 years and Corby and I had been making a list of changes we’ve wanted to make for quite some time. I’m pleased with the result and know that golfers will find Whispering Pines even better than ever.”

“While the new bunkers and tees are nice improvements, I believe the grass will be the most noticeable change for members and others who have played here,” said Williams. “The old 419 bermuda was simply worn out and it showed. Now, from tee through the green, it’s just beautiful.”

Fairways and rough have been regrassed with Zeon Zoysia and greens with TifEagle bermuda.

Construction began in December 2019 and was completed in the course’s off season.


Dan Yates Putting Course, a 9-hole Himalayas-style putting course opens at Bobby Jones Golf Course

Atlanta, Ga.  – Bobby Jones Golf Course, a Bobby Jones Links managed facility and one of the premier public golf courses in the Atlanta area, is excited to announce the opening of the new Dan Yates Putting Course. Part of the $33 million dollar renovation that has taken place at the facility over the past three years, The Dan Yates Putting Course is a unique 9-hole manicured TifEagle Bermudagrass reversible putting course, distinctly designed as a smaller component of Bobby Jones Golf Course and sister putting course to Cupp Links, a five hole par-3 course. Honoring the late Georgia Golf Hall of Fame inductee and Augusta National member, the Dan Yates Putting Course offers a dynamic layout that is as much about enjoyment and entertainment as it is about the challenge.


PGA National Resort & Spa Goes With TifEagle

 PGA National Resort & Spa announced today that it has broken ground on an exciting plan to completely renovate The Squire Course, with a new design by Scottsdale based golf course architect, Andy Staples, ASGCA, Owner of Staples Golf Design. All greens will be generous in size, rebuilt to increase drainage, and planted with TifEagle Bermudagrass. The fairways and tees will be modified to improve drainage, and planted with Celebration Bermudagrass. The approaches to the greens will be planted with TifGrande Bermudagrass.



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