Green grass reduction, decreased water usage and lower-maintenance bunkers are all part of the plan put forth by Tim Liddy, ASGCA for the Newport News (Va.) Golf Club renovation beginning this fall. The project is profiled by “Golf Course Architecture” magazine.

Native grasses and pine trees will take the place of maintained rough areas. In all, some 8,000 new pine trees are expected to be added to the 200-acre facility. Elimination of many cart paths and other previously maintained areas will provide a substantial cost savings each year, while widened fairways are expected to enhance playability.

The project is expected to take one year.

To read the full article from “Golf Course Archtiecture,” click here.