Restoration of the City of Wilmington’s municipal golf course is now complete. Work included doubling the size of the greens and restoring approaches and bunkers to the original Donald Ross specifications. In addition, the practice putting green received renovations, and new irrigation, drainage improvements, bunkers and cart paths have been installed.
Construction on the renovations began in April. While contractors worked on the greens, bunkers and practice putting green, city golf course staff repaired other parts of the course, such as the rough, fairways and tee boxes. About 40 volunteers, led by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors, also pitched in by sanding and painting the clubhouse.
The course should be ready for play in October after the grass has had a chance to grow in. This was the first total restoration of the Donald Ross-designed course since it was fully completed in 1929. On average, about 60,000 rounds of golf are played on the course each year.
Visit wilmingtonmuni.com for more information about the course.