The Club at New Seabury concludes 36-hole project
Shane MacNeill

The Club at New Seabury concludes 36-hole project

Ocean Course restored one year after reopening of Dunes Course.

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The Club at New Seabury in Mashpee, Massachusetts, has completed renovations of its Ocean Course and restored the 7,131-yard course to its original glory with aesthetic enhancements, design variety, new drainage and full bunker renovation for golfers of all levels to enjoy. 
 
“We have improved the ambiance, playability and maintainability of the Ocean Course with this renovation, the final steps of our multi-year, multimillion dollar plan, all in an effort to enhance our club offerings,” said The Club at New Seabury President Chris Card. “We’re thrilled to bring this storied course back to a level it deserves.” 
 
The Ocean Course renovation, which spanned eight months, completes the club’s 36-hole renovation which included New Seabury’s Dunes Course in 2019. Architect Bruce Hepner of Hepner Golf Design, in collaboration with Agriscapes Golf Course Construction and Scott Nickerson, New Seabury’s director of agronomy and project manager, developed a plan for both courses. 
 
With the Ocean Course, enhancements were made to the front nine setting, which offers views of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as redesigned rebuilt and repositioned bunkers, expanded fairways, recontoured multiple greens and the relocation of cart paths on designated holes. 
 
“The renovation of the Ocean Course takes advantage of the ocean, pure and simple,” Hepner said. “Our goal was to make the golf better and interesting by changing grass lines and angles so people can subtly enjoy their round and surroundings. We infused classic architecture into the site to make it feel old, a classic style, where the golf course lays right on the land.”
 
Hepner’s renovation also included a regrading of the first and ninth holes to enhance the ocean views from the entire first hole. He also approached the landscape and plantings so visually the course and the ocean could come together.
 
“Several approaches were also reshaped to give golfers an option and avenue to access the greens without forced carries, allowing the higher handicap player with lower shot trajectory a chance to get rewarded for their shot,” Nickerson said. “And with the same concept in mind, many fairways were expanded.”
 
Added Jim Clay, director of golf at the Club at New Seabury: “The work completed on our property has enhanced each course while maintaining the unique characteristics each course in known for. The modifications made look like they’ve been here for years, they look natural and blend well with the course and its surroundings.”