Rio Secco Golf Club in Henderson, Nev., is continuing a renovation led by Rees Jones. The project is scheduled to be completed in September 2017 with an official reopening in October 2017.
The course closed on May 23, 2017 for a redesign focused on updating the course features and practice facilities while increasing playability and sustainability. Recontoured greens lessen the severity of slopes while five new forward tees lessen the yardage on certain holes, making the course more enjoyable for all golfers, regardless of skill level. Jones is fully engaged in every aspect of the Rio Secco redesign.
“It’s awe-inspiring to watch Rees and his team go to work and return the magic to Rio Secco Golf Club,” said Eric Dutt, vice president of golf operations. “He is the best in the business and has been very involved in the entire process. Rio Secco has always maintained a high level of service and playing conditions. This renovation will further elevate the player experience.”
Renovation highlights include the following:
--All 18 greens stripped, cored out and regrassed
--Five greens stripped, cored out, recontoured and regrassed
--Greenside bunker renovations feature new sand in all bunkers and some bunkers reshaped and reduced in size
--Practice tees expanded with natural turf to approximately 25,000 square feet
--New practice putting green constructed adjacent to practice tee
--Main chipping green redesign and the addition of a new practice bunker
--Butch Harmon School practice green redesign
--New forward tee construction on select holes