Rock Hill Country Club Boasts New MiniVerde Ultradwarf Greens

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, September 19, 2013

Like many other premier clubs, this PGA favorite made the switch.

Rock Hill Country Club Boasts New MiniVerde Ultradwarf Greens

Rock Hill Country Club’s General Manager, Kevin Hart invites golfers out to play on the newly installed MiniVerde Ultradwarf bermudagrass. The 18-hole course, designed by A.W. Tillinghast, will be ready for a busy golf season this fall. With the leaves turning, the air getting crisper and cooler, and now the beautiful new greens being ready to play, there’s no better time than now to get out and enjoy a round or two.

There’s a lot for golfers to enjoy about MiniVerde Ultradwarf. One common compliment for this beautiful grass is that it’s tighter and firmer, which makes for a more enjoyable playing surface. Superintendents are equally enthusiastic. They spend less time watering, aerating, and treating with pesticides because this turf is so healthy and strong naturally.

Just a quick drive from Fort Mill, NC, Rock Hill is convenient to Charlotte, NC as well. The course offers formal and casual dining, banquet facilities, and tailgate catering as well. In addition to golf, the club features a popular swimming pool and café.

When the course first opened during the Great Depression, in 1934, it was a public course that was built using WPA funds. The course was built on the land of a former dairy farm and its construction employed local labor, donated equipment, and even donated meals. Construction was supervised by Arthur Hamm, Donald Ross, and Charlie Reynolds. It was a nine-hole course at first; those nine are the current course’s front nine. The next nine holes were built in 1949. The club became private in 1954.

The new greens from Modern Turf are the latest transformation for this scenic and historic course. If you’re in the Rock Hill area and have the opportunity to play the course, we’d love to hear what you think about the new greens.