The Cobb County Parks and Recreation Department recently announced that the Board of Commissioners has approved funding for major renovations to Cobblestone Golf Course. The work will begin in July and will include renovation of the greens and replacement of the bent grass with Champion Bermuda. This hybrid grass has proven to be a very good putting surface and will be much more tolerant of heat and traffic than the bent grass.
During this renovation, they will also bring back to original size all the greens on the course. In order to support this grow-in and continued care, some of the trees will be cut to allow full sunlight on the greens. In addition, the renovations include a plan to have year round “green” greens with the help of a little paint during the dormant period.
All bunkers and traps will be completely renovated with new drainage, liners and sand. This will bring back the great look and play of fluffy white sand. The renovation also includes the installation of a new irrigation system to produce the much needed supply of water for the greens grow-in and general course maintenance.
The work begins July 1 and is scheduled to take about 9 weeks. The improved course will be fully playable by mid-September, however the course will remain open and playable using temporary greens during the construction and grow-in period.