From 2017 to 2019, the renovation of the 27 hole TPC Sugarloaf featured a complete bunker construction project. Originally built in 1997, Home of the PGA Champions Tour event, The Mitsubishi Electric Classic, TPC Sugarloaf was Greg Norman’s first sole design in the United States. Drawing inspiration from the Sandbelt bunker styling in his native Australia, Norman created distinctive bunkers with pronounced and deep edges, which have since developed into one of his trademark design features. However, these highly desirable aesthetics, originally constructed from natural sod, are difficult to maintain. The club, alongside Norman and the PGA Tour architects decided to use the major renovation project and as an opportunity to future-proof the bunker edges and employed Contractor MacCurrach to re-build them with EcoBunker Ltd’s tried and tested synthetic revetting system.
Since completion, the course changes have received rave reviews. Club Member, and 2009 Open Champion, Stewart Cink said: ‘The Renovation has far exceeded my expectation – It is Fantastic’.