Greens Renovation at Indian Hills CC


In 2013, Hall of Fame Golf Course Architect Bob Cupp developed a comprehensive long-term strategic plan for the renovation of the 27-hole golf course at Indian Hills Country Club. A significant part of that plan includes the replacement of all 27 greens from Bentgrass to TifEagle Bermuda grass. According to COO, Anthony Mullins, “This change allows us to have better and more consistent greens throughout the extreme heat and humidity of our Atlanta summers. Our goal is to provide the very best playing conditions for our members and guests, and this will move us closer to that goal.”
Choctaw (one of the nines) and the putting green were completed first. The initial stage of this project was the removal of a significant number of trees to provide the appropriate sunlight and air flow necessary to support this new type of grass. The trees were identified after an extensive shade study that was done in partnership with the GSGA. A full journal was kept by Director of Golf Courses and Grounds, Doug Freeman, outlining all of the steps along the way and documenting progress. Doug’s articles can be found by clicking here. When the renovation was completed in September, members attended a grand opening ceremony complete with a bagpiper and ribbon-cutting on the all-new putting green. 

The club has scheduled all three nines to be completed by the end of summer 2019.