LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Duininck Golf’s portfolio of TPC Network projects continues to expand, this time at a private, southwest desert oasis known for its beautiful setting and historic connection to Tiger Woods.
TPC Summerlin’s highly acclaimed, Par 72, 7,243-yard Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller collaboration is surrounded by mountains that meander through flower-lined arroyos and canyons. Widely recognized as the site of Woods’ first professional victory, the course continues to improve annually and is extremely proud of its relationship with the PGA TOUR and The Shriners Children’s Open.
With a focus on re-grassing the main playing areas, there will also be improvements to the putting green surfaces to increase playability and consistency. The fairways will be converted to a Bandera Bermuda grass with the greens being upgraded to a durable Dominator Bent grass.
Duininck Project Manager, Chris Kleinsmith, was asked about the significance of this project both to the property and to himself.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with (PGA Tour’s Project Manager) Rich Brogan on these TPC Network projects,” Kleinsmith said. “They are always well organized with clear visions and goals for each project, and a very flexible, approachable group that excels in communication and in providing definitive instructions.
“This specific project has a short window of opportunity for completion with the Shriner’s Children’s Open taking place in October. Fortunately, Duininck has the experience and resources to move quickly and finish these projects right.”
Duininck has worked with the PGA TOUR on several high-profile projects, including the recent completion at TPC San Antonio. Leslie Claytor was the architect for the PGA TOUR design team there and on this project.
With the same individuals in the same roles at both projects, and the relationships between all parties well established, there is an easy and steady flow to progress.
“We’re all easygoing perfectionists,” Kleinsmith added. “We know the expectations associated with hosting the best players and biggest events on the PGA TOUR and we look forward to every one of these opportunities. I am confident the professionals will love what they find here in October, and the members will be even more proud of their everyday playground.”