Treyburn Country Club will celebrate its fully refurbished golf course with a Saturday full of fun.
The day begins with a 5K Fun Run, followed by a pancake breakfast and a golf tournament open to all members - which will include a hole-in-one contest for a new car and other prizes - then all capped off with a dinner dance at the clubhouse.
The course's extensive renovation began last June, replacing the decades-old greens with more heat-tolerant bent grass. Drainage and irrigation was improved, some trees were removed to improve sunlight to greens, every bunker has been upgraded and the driving range and chipping and putting greens received a facelift.
The North Durham club will waste no time showing off its freshly refurbished layout, as it will host both the prestigious N.C. High School Invitational on April 2 and the 52nd N.C. Amateur Championship from June 14-17.
“All the renovation work we do allows continuity of excellence between generations of membership,” said Brian Kittler, Director of Golf Operations for McConnell Golf, which operates Treyburn. “Our members are accustomed to outstanding golf clubs and they want the next generation to inherit an equally outstanding facility. John McConnell takes really good properties, puts in a lot of money and makes them great. He gets them to a whole new level.”