The Dataw Island club is located in the low country of South Carolina and is home to two 18 hole golf courses. TDI Golf has been contracted to restore both of its courses over the 2011-2012 seasons.
In 2011, TDI restored the Tom Fazio Designed Cotton Dike Course. The work involved coring out the existing greens, replacing the layers from the drainage up and finally restoring the putting surface to the original design. A hand full of greens were slightly altered for agronomic reasons or to accept more pin locations on the greens.
All of the bunkers were rebuilt to improve drainage, playability and maintenance concerns. The bunkers received a new layer of white “fractured” sand which drains beautifully and resists erosion and plugged lies.
Finally, the fairways were regrassed to Celebration Bermuda grass, utilizing the no till methodology. The club was unhappy with the existing fairway grass and elected to change to a newer more desirable fairway grass. The Dataw Island Club reopened their course in October with new greens, fairways and bunkers.
Restoration work on the Arthur Hills Designed Morgan River course is scheduled to commence April 1st, 2012.