They're here and right on time. The new greens at Fernandina Beach Golf Club -- the first rework of the putting surfaces in the half-century history of the course -- opened on Friday.
Champion Bermuda grass – the same used on Pinehurst No. 2, home to the 2014 U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open – now covers the South Course's putting surfaces which have been closed since mid-May.
“Our loyal golfers will play on new greens which, hands down, are now arguably the best in the area.” said Fernandina Beach general manager Josh O’Brien. “This is the first time in Fernandina Beach Golf Club history that full-scale renovations were done to improve playing conditions.”
The new greens will be celebrated all weekend with several events planned to mark the occasion, including a Friday demo day and a long-drive competition on Saturday.
Check out these photos of the new greens and Friday festivities.