Thursday, July 07, 2005

Fazio Course at Carlton Woods

There's a brief update in the Houston Chronicle about the new Tom Fazio-designed course at Carlton Woods.

"We had a lot of land to work with," said Fazio.

"Natural elevation and drainage gave us the opportunity to create something distinctive."

Fazio, who has more courses on Golf Digest's top 100 list than any other architect, said this one won't have as much bite as bark.

"Visually, it looks harder than it will actually play," Fazio said. "There's lots of room ... to miss."

Uniquely here, the course features hybrid Zoysia grass on its fairways, rough and tees. Fairways are sand-capped to expedite drainage, and greens are reliable Tif Eagle.

The course is supposed to be ready for its grand opening in October, when it will join the Jack Nicklaus course already at Carlton Woods.

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