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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 began in January 2021, with grass re-seeding beginning in April 2021. While the course is closed for the grass to grow in, the clubhouse will remain open to the public, except for a period of time when it too will 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.

Update: Re-opening is set for June 2022. Some of the grass needs more time to grow in, and other sections must be re-seeded. Click here for an update.

For media coverage and answers to frequently asked questions, click here.

Overton Park Conservancy is accepting donations to support the ongoing maintenance of the Overton Park 9 golf course.  Contributions may be made on this page or mailed to Overton Park Conservancy, P.O. Box 42189, Memphis, TN 38174. If mailing a check, please note that your gift is designated to the golf course project.

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