FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Tuesday, Aug 23, 2016
City of Little Rock Public Relations
Office (501) 371-4421
Media ReleasesContact(s): Jennifer Godwin | (o) 501 371 4421 | (c) 501 804 4822
War Memorial Golf Course Set to Reopen
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Aug. 23, 2016) – After being closed this summer for the installation of world-class grass, War Memorial Golf Course will reopen Friday, Aug. 26.
The grass on the putting green and holes 1 -18 were converted to Champion Ultradwarf Bermudagrass. In addition, contours on some greens were modified to compensate for the increased green speeds from the new grass type.
“We are excited to welcome back our loyal customers and are confident this renovation will be enjoyed by all who come to play. I applaud the staff for their hard work and dedication to getting the task done and I thank our patrons for their patience. Welcome back to War Memorial Golf Course!” said Truman Tolefree, Director of Little Rock Parks & Recreation.
With the exception of greens 13 and 14, which were relocated in 2010, the 90-acre golf course hadn’t received any improvements in more than 20 years.
The upgrades postponed the Fourth of July Golf Tournament held each year at War Memorial. The tournament is being rescheduled Sept. 5 this year.
To register a team for the tournament, contact Bob Baker at 501-663-0854.