Brier Creek Golf Course receives makeover

July 2, 2012 6:53:41 PM PDT
Soaring temperatures are creating havoc on golf courses all across the state, but Brier Creek Country Club is fighting back.

The course greens are currently closed and temporary greens are being used, as the club changes over from bent grass to a new form of Bermuda called champion. The changeover is expected to take about eight weeks.

Currently, golfers are playing on temporary greens.

Brier Creek is the first course in Raleigh to make the switch, but its management said they will probably not be the last.

"Last year we had eight straight days over 100 at the end of July. The year before that it was 91 days over 90. The bent grass just doesn't tolerate it," Brier Creek superintendent Steve Harris said. "I think you're going to see a lot of golf courses doing this in the next few years."

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