New greens should be ready in August at City Club Marietta, the city’s 104-year-old golf course at 510 Powder Springs St. (Courtesy of Marietta)

Marietta begins greens conversion at golf course

Marietta city officials have begun the greens conversion project at the city’s golf course at City Club Marietta, 510 Powder Springs St.

The 104-year-old golf course will remain open during the conversion process, according to Marietta Communications Manager Lindsey Wiles.

Over the next few months, the greens will be changed from bentgrass to TifEagle Bermuda, she said.

With TifEagle being a warm-season grass, it will significantly improve the playing conditions year-round, she added.

On May 28, construction began on the new surfaces when all play was moved to temporary greens that were created in advance, Wiles noted.

Once the new greens have been installed, the grow-in time will be approximately six to eight weeks, depending on weather, she said.

The full-length course will reopen with new greens in August, she added.

During this time, City Club Marietta will have a reduced pricing structure and limited operating hours.

The practice facility will remain open during this time with only minor disturbances, Wiles said.