The members at Long Cove Club recently approved a golf course restoration plan that will begin in May. Founded in 1981, Long Cove is widely recognized as one of Pete Dye’s finest designs. The more than 7,000 yards, par 71 Long Cove course will close in May for a restoration plan that includes regrassing fairways with Celebration Bermuda, regrassing the greens with Tif Eagle Ultra Dwarf Bermuda, restoring bunkers to their original design, upgrading drainage systems, and replacing multiple bulkheads and all cart paths.
The goal of the restoration project is to restore the golf course to Dye’s original design intent. The course is scheduled to re-open in October 2017. Pete Dye’s restoration plan will be supervised by Bobby Weed Golf Design. Bobby Weed was the project manager for Dye’s original construction of Long Cove Club and was the first superintendent from 1981-83. Long Cove Club is currently ranked No. 19 in Golfweek’s Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in the U.S., No. 62 in Golfweek’s America’s Best Top 100 Modern Golf Courses, and No. 139 in Golf Digest’s The Second 100 Greatest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses in the U.S.