By incorporating a classic Scottish design element, Talamore Resort has reimagined its Rees Jones course for the resort's 25th anniversary – and nothing could be finer down in Carolina.
Greens were restored to the original Rees Jones 1991 design, resulting in a 20 percent larger putting surface, and the addition of generous 60-inch Tift Eagle Bermuda green collars. The new Champion Bermuda putting surfaces will provide significantly better playing conditions than its bent grass predecessor and will put Talamore's greens on par with the other top courses in the area that have already made the switch to Bermuda greens including Pinehurst No. 2, No. 8, CCNC, Pine Needles, Mid Pines and Tobacco Road.
The "New Course" feels and is bigger with the fairways opened up, limited rough and the removal of excessive bunkering, with 75% of all bunkers eliminated. Improved cart access and the reshaping of certain areas to help cart flow will increase pace of play by at least 30 minutes per round. The "New Course" is "greener" literally and figuratively with less bunkers, wider landing areas, more bail out areas around greens and ultimately better turf conditions.
Quite simply the "New Course" at Talamore gets kudos and a green thumbs up from every angle.