For those of you eagerly awaiting the opening of the Mooresville Golf Course, the time is right around the corner! The new opening for the Mooresville Golf Course is September 2016, final date is TBA. The course renovation project was finished in October of 2015. The delay is due to the slow growth of greens and fairways. An updated opening date will be set according to the maturity of the grass. Officials say the new grass used on the course requires 8 weeks to fully mature for the perfect golf course play-ability.
Mooresville Golf Course renovation included a new driving range with shot game practice section and large putting green. The driving range has been built on an 18 acre piece of the golf course property. The greens have been redesigned with TifEagle hybrid Bermuda grass, 70 sand bunkers to increase strategy during play of the course and 8 foot concrete cart paths.
The Mooresville golf course originally opened the front 9 holes in 1949 with design by Donald Ross, a famous golf course designer. The back 9 holes opened in 1977 with design by Porter Gibson. In May 2014, the 5 million dollar renovation was designed by Kris Spence and is envisioned to simulate a Scottish Links style golf course.
The Town of Mooresville has started the construction on the new entrance road, parking lot and club house.
Let’s look at the new course layout for the new design…
The first hole will feature a tee shot over a pond, but otherwise the whole maintains the same layout as previous par 5. The new design adds as many as 4 sand traps and a left oriented green.
The second hole with maintain it’s par 4 distance and direction. The uphill then downhill fairway will remain the same with the addition of sand trap on right side along fairway and left side bunker at green.
Hole 3 has been redesigned to a par 3 with completely different hole direction. The distance will be around 200 yards with variations in tee box. The green will boast left and right side bunkers, flanking an otherwise straight hole.
The fourth hole will also be completely different while maintaining a par 4. The range will be about 400 yards and the layout is relatively downhill from tee box to green. A sand trap strategically placed, bisecting fairway will give players the decision of clearing the bunker or laying up short.
The new direction of hole 5 will be toward W. Wilson Ave. This hole will be the Mooresville Golf Course’s longest par 4, measuring a challenging 460 yards. Bunkers will flank the fairway on left and right sides and existing creek will border the right side of the entire hole. New sand traps will border both sides of the green, making a difficult approach shot.
This new par 4 will measure 420 yards from the furthest tees. The hole is oriented along and up W. Wilson Ave towards N.C. 21. The road will hopefully not be an obstacle for the majority of players with the direction of hole toward old reservoir with 3 bunkers along left side. The slight dog leg left design with one sand trap oriented to left of green.
This hole will be one of the few par 3 in the new design. It is a special design and designated as the course’s signature hole. Hole 7 measuring only 160 yards will boast 6 bunkers, completely surrounding the green that is oriented to a downhill tee shot.
Hole 8 is designed as a new par 5 with 511 yards and a double dog leg. The uphill tee to green layout will challenge players along with carefully placed bunkers on both sides of the fairway. The first shot will orient to the right, while the following shots will turn to the left. You can expect sand traps to be located on both sides of the green.
The green will be downhill from the tee box with a dog leg right par 4 layout. The short par 4 is set to be only about 395 yards with second shot to be carried over a creek.
The new design will only significantly change holes 10 and 13.
The 10th hole is now a par 3 with first shot over water with option to bail out to left. It is one of three holes in the back 9 that will be par 3.
For hole 13, you can expect a significantly longer par 5 than the previous hole design. Both the tee box and green will be moved further in distance from previous locations.
Total yard 6,808 yard with par 72 for total course. The new Mooresville Golf Course design will feature the most significant changes to the front 9 holes. The biggest improvements, besides the course layout, will be new, wider cart paths, improved greens and overall drainage to fairways. All will improve both the difficulty of the course and the overall look and feel of the course.
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