TPC River Highlands Reopens After Renovation

TPC River Highlands has hosted the Travelers Championship—Connecticut’s largest sporting event—since 1984 when it was known as the Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open, but this week will be a little different. That’s because the course underwent a multi-million dollar renovation that began last fall to improve the infrastructure and playability of the golf course. The primary focus of the project was the renovation and repositioning of the bunkers, while several greens and tee boxes were also modified. The Tour, along with original architect Bobby Weed, implemented the project over the majority of the off-season in order to minimize disruption of play. Agronomic and architectural enhancements include:

  • Rebuilding, repositioning, and restyling all bunkers and incorporating new drainage and sand for improved playability
  • Minor surface modifications to the green on Nos. 10, 13, 15, and 16, plus the total rebuild of the 17th green, all of which will provide an increased number of pin positions
  • Leveling of select tournament tee boxes, including a new tee complex at 15
  • Improved routing and repair of the cart paths
  • Stabilization of lake bank edges to avoid further erosion and improve aesthetics
  • Supplementation and enhancement of drainage throughout the golf course

“We’re extremely pleased with the results of the enhancement project,” said David Corrado, General Manager at TPC River Highlands. “The feedback from the members and their guests has been extremely positive. The golf course has a fresh, clean look to it, and while changes in some areas are quite significant, the integrity and strategic nature of the golf course was maintained in a way that the course is enjoyable and a challenge for all skill levels.”