Course Designer Greg Norman Joins Members and Media
DULUTH, Ga. – Oct. 23, 2019 – TPC Sugarloaf celebrated the completion of an enhancement project today, revealing the results of an impressive three-year project, encompassing renovations to the Golf Courses, Clubhouse and Lifestyle Center with a goal of modernizing the amenities and enriching member experiences. Together with golf course designer Greg Norman and Greg Norman Golf Course Design, members and media enjoyed a reception at the clubhouse, followed by a golf outing on the final course completed, The Stables, a 9-hole layout originally crafted by Norman in 1997.
“We are thrilled to finally be finished with this large-scale renovation, which we could not have done without the help of Greg Norman and his design team,” said Mike Maloney, general manager of TPC Sugarloaf. “This will give us the opportunity to better serve our members and guests for years to come.”
TPC Sugarloaf features three nine-hole golf courses all designed by Norman: The Stables and The Meadows opened in 1997, and The Pines opened in 2000.
The Stables saw extensive updates including resurfaced greens, tees, fairways, rebuilt bunkers, state-of-the-art irrigation system for better coverage, as well as new and resurfaced cart paths. The updates will allow the course to be challenging for the players of the upcoming PGA TOUR Champions’ Mitsubishi Electric Classic, yet approachable for the recreational player.
“I was delighted to follow this project closely and have the privilege of returning to TPC Sugarloaf again since its full completion in 2000,” Norman said. “These are beautiful layouts that I have always been incredibly proud of and the renovations will significantly improve the club’s ability to continue to rank high among high profile properties in the state.”
With intentions to further improve the golf experience, the property also made major updates to the Clubhouse, with a significant expansion of the club restaurant, the RYE Kitchen & Bar, and the addition of a covered outdoor patio overlooking the beautiful 18th green.
In addition, TPC Sugarloaf made vast changes to its Lifestyle Center including a complete modernization, updating interiors and finishes and upgrading existing locker rooms, while restructuring the 16,000 square-foot space to allow for more open cardio, strength and group exercise. It also saw the addition of a full-service healthy café and restaurant, Tempo, offering a variety of organic, farm-fresh dining options after workouts as well as updates to the pool area including new poolside furniture with umbrellas, “resort style” cabanas and a new pool deck surface.
About TPC Sugarloaf
Located within the gated community of Sugarloaf Country Club in the beautiful Georgia countryside, TPC Sugarloaf is a brilliantly crafted championship golf course offering a wide array of amenities and privileges that have become synonymous with the PGA TOUR’s acclaimed TPC Network of premier clubs.
The par-72, 7,259-yard course contains three 9-hole courses known as The Stables, The Meadows and The Pines, crafted by the legendary Greg Norman to fit harmoniously with its surroundings on the site of the former Rollins Farm. Named by Golf Digest among the “Best New Private Clubs in the U.S.” when it debuted in 1997 and by Golfweek among the “Top 100 Best Residential Golf Courses for 2007-2008,” the property boasts tree-lined Zeon Zoysia fairways and challenging layouts featuring streams, lakes and hills.
About Greg Norman Golf Course Design
Since its inception in 1987, Greg Norman Golf Course Design has been one of Norman’s true passions in both business and life. His experience playing many of the world’s great golf courses over a 25-year career served as a catalyst to develop this interest and turn it into a thriving company. Today, GNGCD courses span the globe, covering six continents and 34 countries.
GNGCD’s design philosophy is grounded in a “least disturbance approach” that blends golf courses with their surrounding environment to enhance the properties’ natural features. They are highly-regarded as an industry leaders in promoting sustainability and the compatibility of golf courses with the environment, with many projects having been awarded the coveted Audubon Society Award for environmental stewardship.
About the TPC Network
Owned, operated, and licensed by the PGA TOUR, the TPC Network is comprised of 32 premier private, resort and daily fee golf properties designed by some of golf’s most elite architects. Twenty of the clubs are operated by affiliates of PGA TOUR Golf Course Properties, Inc. Each TPC has hosted or has been designed to host TOUR-sponsored golf tournaments. Since TPC Sawgrass first opened its world renowned PLAYERS Stadium Course in the fall of 1980, TPCs have provided the PGA TOUR with rent-free venues for tournaments, helping to boost championship golf purses and increasing charitable donations to grass roots non-profit organizations. At the same time, TPCs have provided recreational golfers with the unique opportunity to test their skills on the same layouts where the world’s best golfers compete.
TPCs are known for their outstanding conditioning and amenities, as well as a commitment to environmental excellence. The TPC Network is also distinguished by its unwavering commitment to further the PGA TOUR’s giving back mission through support of charitable and community-based programs. For more information, please visit www.tpc.com. For the most up-to-date news, follow the TPC Network on Twitter (@PlayTPC), Instagram (@PlayTPC) or Facebook.com/TPCNetwork.