A New Look for Shipyard

Shipyard Golf Club First in South Carolina to Feature Diamond Zoysia Greens

A New Look for ShipyardLabor Day weekend, typically celebrated as the symbolic end of summer, marked a new beginning for Shipyard Golf Club, as the 27-hole facility unveiled the results of a course makeover that included new bunkers and a green surface previously unexplored in the state of South Carolina. Both improvements will complement the clubhouse facelift that occurred during the spring.

“We’re excited to introduce these updates to the public,” said Dan Moscar, general manager at Shipyard Golf Club. “The improvements to the course as well as the renovations to the clubhouse will further solidify our presence on the island as well as show our continued dedication to unrivaled golf and uncompromising service.”

In addition to the stunning white sand bunkers that are a result of the renovation, Shipyard has new Diamond Zoysia greens, making it the first club in the state to introduce the surface which is expected to improve year-round playing conditions.

Diamond Zoysia was originally developed and used in the gulf coast region; specifically it was engineered at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. The fine, brilliant green grass is tolerant of heat and drought, up to 60 percent shade, close mowing and salt. It will improve fall color retention and green-up in the early spring. The grass will be used for the green surfaces on the Clipper and Galleon courses.

In conjunction with the course improvements, the Shipyard clubhouse has also completed its renovations. Improvements include new carpet, tile and paint throughout the clubhouse, new furniture and granite countertops in the restaurant, and new doors, lighting and fixtures throughout. Earlier improvements included outside fans and flat screen TV’s in the outside covered patio area – creating an inviting setting for relaxing in the open air after a round of golf or for catching up with friends and family.

Shipyard Golf ClubThe three nine-hole layouts, each with multiple tee positions, that make up Shipyard Golf Club offer a number of different combinations suited for all ability levels.

Lagoons and ponds are prevalent throughout the golf courses, and there are plenty of risk-reward situations to allow optimal scoring opportunities. Accurate tee shots and well-measured approaches are a must on this championship golf course. The greens are large and well-bunkered, and their undulating surfaces demand a delicate, yet determined touch.

A round of golf at Shipyard is accentuated by a natural island setting that includes majestic Carolina pine trees, flowering magnolias and moss draped oaks; Shipyard’s 27 holes offer some of the most spectacular views imaginable. The course designers, George W. Cobb and Willard C. Byrd, inter-connected two of the three courses for a unique and challenging experience. The original Clipper and Galleon courses create an exciting combination of long fairways and perilous hazards, while the Brigantine course winds its way around lagoons and breathtaking terrain.

Named one of the finest layouts on the Champions Tour and the former home of the Hilton Head Seniors International from 1982 to 1984, Shipyard is located at the south end of the Island in the Shipyard Plantation and adjacent to The Crowne Plaza Resort. For more information, call (843) 686-8802 or visit www.shipyardgolfclub.com.

 

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