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gallery name:   Clear Creek GC | Vicksburg, Mississippi

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In early 2004, the Warren County Parks and Recreation Commission retained Watermark Golf/Nathan Crace Design to develop a comprehensive plan for renovations to the front nine of Clear Creek Golf Course in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Given the County's limited budget for the project, the Commission felt as though Watermark Golf could deliver the most return on their investment through innovative and creative design techniques and a "hands-on" approach to construction monitoring.  The Clear Creek course was originally built as a public works project in the late 1970's and was in need of work to repair greens damaged by a severe soil-borne turf disease.  In the process, Watermark's Principal architect Nathan Crace elected to make the best of a bad situation and entirely re-build the front nine green complexes--including relocating three of them to lengthen some holes, increase aesthetics, and improve safety concerns. 

Mr. Crace also elected to utilize the "California" green technique of greens construction, which has enabled the size of the greens to more than double that of the original greens on the course within the budget parameters of this publicly bid project.  In addition to re-working the green complexes, 11 bunkers were added, some tees were relocated, irrigation was expanded and additional cart paths were installed.  The work has produced some exciting new holes on the course, which re-opened on Oct. 13, 2004 at a construction cost of only slightly more than $360,000!  There are tentative plans to renovate the back nine in the coming years.

To contact the golf course, please call them directly at 601-638-9395.
 

The following photos show some of the finished greens in the Spring of 2008

 
 
 
 
 
 

The photos below show the renovation process, including the "California" greens.

Be sure to check back with us.  We will be adding "Before & After" photos soon.

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