2018 Projects

Exciting Things Are Happening in 2018!!

Mecklenburg County is working with Ratcliffe Golf Services to make substantial capital improvements to all of the golf courses managed by Ratcliffe Golf in 2018!  While this will impact our service levels and conditions throughout the year, we are VERY EXCITED about the projects we have scheduled for the courses.  In order to keep you informed and up-to-date on all the happenings, we have created this overview of everything that is happening at each of the courses.  As the timeline on the projects advances, we will be sending out emails to our guests and updating this site regularly - so check back often, or better yet, COME SEE US WORK AT THE COURSES IN PERSON!!

Sunset Hills Golf Course Projects for 2018

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  • OLD COURSE GREEN AND FAIRWAY RENOVATIONS
    • Re-establish grass lost to winterkill on all greens
    • Smooth and re-establish grass in fairway areas where grass has been lost
    • Re-establish grass on certain tee areas
    • Selective pruning of tree canopy for better light and air circulation
    • New irrigation heads around all green complexes, allowing for better water management
    • Purchase covers for greens to avoid future turf loss to winterkill
  • SHORT COURSE IMPROVEMENTS
    • Paving of ALL CART PATHS!!
    • Re-establish grass lost to winterkill on all greens
    • Selective pruning of tree canopy for better light and air circulation
  • CLUBHOUSE IMPROVEMENTS
    • Work on foundation to address settling issues
    • Drainage work
    • Interior and Exterior renovation

Charles T. Myers Golf Course Projects for 2018

  • Greens, Tees and Fairway Renovation
    • The bent grass greens will be converted to a newer, warm-weather bermudagrass known as MiniVerde.  This grass provides a premium putting surface that thrives in the warm, humid temperature that often are too difficult for the existing bent grass to overcome.
    • Many areas in the fairways will be re-established.
    • A number of the tee boxes at Charles T. Myers Golf Course have settled unevenly over the years; these tees will be leveled and grassed with new turf.
  • Cart Path Paving
  • Clubhouse Improvements will include interior renovation as well as new lighting protection systems (this property is among the highest elevation properties in Mecklenburg County)

Harry L Jones Golf Course Projects for 2018

  • Extensive Engineering and Architectural Study to determine best course of action regarding landfill settling issues.
  • Clubhouse improvements including new carpet, paint and interior renovation

Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course Projects for 2018

  • New Range Ball Dispenser building, negating the need to go to the Pro Shop for range balls

  • New, Taller netting for improved safety

  • Additional improvements to range/practice area for safety and enjoyment of our golfers