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Plan for golf course renovationOverton Park Golf Course Renovation

Overton Park Conservancy and the City of Memphis are embarking on a major renovation of the park’s historic golf course. The Conservancy will oversee dramatic improvements to revitalize and reimagine the nine-hole course.

Our partner in this project is King-Collins Golf Course Design, whose flagship project is Sweetens Cove Golf Club outside Chattanooga. Sweetens Cove is ranked by Golfweek as a Top 50 Modern Course in America, the “#1 Course You Can Play in Tennessee,” and the #7 Nine Hole Course in the World by GOLF.COM.

Working within the existing footprint, the course will be designed with a focus on youth golf and beginner-friendly play, as well as ease of maintenance. A youth putting course will be added, along with an improved practice green. The clubhouse improvements will focus on access, structural repairs, efficiency, and cosmetic upgrades to better support park visitors, and to host events such as the popular Park Friends music series.

Renovation could begin as early as January 2021 and conclude late summer of 2021. While the course will be closed during this time, the clubhouse will remain open to the public, except for a period of time when it too would be closed for renovations. The budget for this project is just under $2 million, the majority of which is being provided by private donors. (Scroll down for ways you can contribute.) The course is, and will remain, a public golf course that is accessible, affordable, and welcoming to all.

This renovation project will be considered part of the comprehensive planning process for Overton Park. Our current proposal to the City is for the renovation only, with a discussion about the Conservancy’s potential management of the renovated course to follow next year.

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Golf Course Gifts

Overton Park Conservancy accepting donations for the renovation project. To help us create a world-class golf course, please make your gift below. Contributions may also be mailed to Overton Park Conservancy, P.O. Box 42189, Memphis, TN 38174. Please note that your gift is designated to the golf course project.

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Donation Total: $250.00 One Time