Duininck Golf’s portfolio of TPC Network projects continues to expand with the company’s recent work at TPC Summerlin in Nevada.
A Bobby Weed and Fuzzy Zoeller collaboration surrounded by mountains and canyons and home to the PGA Tour’s Shriners Children’s Open, TPC Summerlin is currently involved in a regressing project. Fairways are being converted to Bandera Bermudagrass with the greens being upgraded to a durable Dominator bentgrass. PGA Tour project manager Rick Brogan and TPC Summerlin director of golf course maintenance operations Dale Hahn are also involved in the effort.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with Rich Brogan on these TPC Network projects,” Duininck project manager Chris 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 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. “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.”