RBC Heritage golf course to undergo renovations

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) Harbour Town Golf Links will get spruced up after next April's PGA Tour event, the RBC Heritage.

The Sea Pines Resort said Tuesday the course would close for the summer season, starting in May, so tee-boxes, fairways, rough and greens can be renovated.

The tee-boxes, fairways and rough would be replaced with Celebration Bermuda grass. The greens at Harbour Town will be re-grassed with Tif-Eagle Bermuda, the same type that has been on the putting surfaces since 2001.

There also will be a new irrigation system installed to improve water management and control.

The project is expected to be finished and the course reopened in late September.

The RBC Heritage will be played from April 16-19.