Sun City Hilton Head in Bluffton, South Carolina recently completed a four month renovation project on its Argent Lakes Golf Course. Sun City Hilton Head Director of Agronomy Rick Barnes and Troon’s Senior Vice President of Golf Course Development, Ron Despain oversaw the project while TDI golf course construction company from Stuart, Fla. was the contractor. The project, which launched in June, focused on enhancing the beauty and playability of the executive-length, par-61 golf course.
As part of the renovation, course bunkerswere regraded, reshaped and rebuilt incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system featuring Capillary Concrete.This new generation lining method increases the speed at which water flows through the sand and the lining; minimizing contamination, reducing maintenance, and producing superior consistency. The new Capillary Concrete bunkers offer a lifespan significantly longer than those built using traditional bunker construction methods. The new bunkers are filled with “Tour Angle” sand from South Carolina.
In addition to bunker enhancements, more than 130 trees were planted throughout the course. Tree species planted include oak, pine, palm and magnolia trees.
“We’re thrilled with the way the Argent Lakes course enhancements turned out,” said Charlie Kent, director of golf, Sun City Hilton Head. “The planting of additional trees will help better define holes and the new bunkers are gorgeous and consistent. The shorter Argent Lakes course has always been a favorite among our members and guests. With the recent renovations now complete, weexpect that trend will continue.”
Sun City Hilton Head is a premier active adult community, as it is home to more than 14,000 residents. Built on over 5,000 acres of sun-drenched woodlands and lagoons, Sun City Hilton Head offers its residents an engaging lifestyle. The community’s three golf courses, fitness centers, indoor and outdoor pools, walking trails, sports park, performing arts center and crafts facilities provide the venues for a daily schedule of events. With more than 100 active clubs and groups, and plentiful social and volunteer opportunities, there is truly something for everyone in Sun City Hilton Head.
Sun City Hilton Head is home to three 18-hole golf courses – the executive-length ArgentLakes Golf Course; the casual and fun Okatie Creek Golf Course; and the crown jewel of Sun City Hilton Head, Hidden Cypress Golf Course. All three courses are open to public play. For more information on golf and tee times at Sun City Hilton Head, visit www.golfinsuncity.com.
The golf operations at Sun City Hilton Head are professionally managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.