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Rams Hill: The Road to Year-Round Golf

Through meticulous planning, Rams Hill continues to strive for the future.


Last updated 4/28/2024 at 6:29pm

Beginning October 2024, Rams Hill will remain open year-round.

This summer, Rams Hill plans to complete a two-year, multimillion-dollar renovation project, marching toward providing the pinnacle of playing conditions. This Phase (Phase 2) will kick off on May 1, 2024.

This transformation process not only elevates the award-winning golf course to its utmost potential but also strengthens their commitment to sustainability.

During the summer of 2023, Phase 1 was completed as every putting green was converted to MiniVerde bermudagrass.

“We are incredibly proud of the results of the hard work this conversion took. The new putting greens are firm yet responsive, ensuring a true roll with every putt. As the greens mature they will begin to soften, after they are given the opportunity to receive multiple rounds of aerification for the first time this summer,” Rams Hill said in a statement.

The same can be expected for the rest of the golf course upon its transition.

“The fairways will play differently with the new grass. The course should play faster and better allow the use of the contours than when playing on ryegrass. Since ryegrass is a cool season grass, it used much more water which caused the turf conditions to be softer,” said Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Harry Turner.

Phase 2 of the transformative project will have the conversion of all tees, roughs, fairways, and surroundings to TifTuf bermudagrass. Unlike the ryegrass that golfers have been accustomed to at Rams Hill in years past, the new playing surface will no longer require the process of overseeding, allowing Rams Hill to remain open for 12 months. Those with a keen eye may have noticed that the driving range outfield was converted to TifTuf bermudagrass in the summer of 2023, serving as a successful barometer for this summer’s full conversion.

Sustainability has been paramount in their project as well. Upon stabilization, this drought-tolerant conversion will represent up to a 25% reduction in water usage, compared to their previously overseeded Ryegrass golf course.

“The conversion to TifTuf will offer so many benefits to the course, the staff, and our precious water supply. First of all, once the new grass is stable, it will use approximately 25% less water than we currently use. This summer’s turf conversion, when coupled with the greens conversion from last summer, will enable Rams Hill to remain open year-round creating, 12-month employment for our employees,” said Turner.

Integrity Golf Construction has once again been entrusted to aid in this summer’s construction. As the construction company entrusted for last summer’s work as well, their expertise has proven to be integral to the success of each stage of this project.

Upon the completion of this summer’s work, Rams Hill will be welcoming players and guests year-round beginning October 2024. This exciting development reflects their commitment to providing an exceptional golf experience for valued customers throughout the year.