THE NEW MOHEGAN SUN COUNTRY CLUB NOW COMPLETE…TO REOPEN IN SPRING 2012

The major renovation and restyling of Mohegan Sun Country Club in Baltic, CT is complete. Designed for the Mohegan Tribal Commission by Golf Course Architect, Robert McNeil and built by NMP Golf Construction, the "new" MSCC will reopen in early 2012 after closing its doors for the project in the summer of 2010. The work has been an effort to freshen the look and strategy of the course while solving some inherent functional and agronomic issues. The project included the construction of 68 newly styled bunkers, new greens, surrounds and approaches, new tee complexes increased in scale and varied in angle, newly routed holes embracing the broad reaching elevations on the property, a complete cart path system, 3 lakes with automatic water transfer, extensive drainage and a state of the art Toro irrigation system.

The project is a successful exercise in creative storm water management and environmental stewardship; reducing the maintained area on the course by 10 acres while capturing a majority of the rainfall into the lakes for irrigation use.

The results are exciting with a course that will test all abilities with features, hazards and contours that grab the eye and engage strategic decision making. The course has been both lengthened and shortened to provide maximum playing flexibility.


The new 6th "Wolf Hollow" at MSCC (photo by Lambrecht)


The new par 4 7th "High Meadow" at MSCC (photo by Lambrecht)

Ayers Brook which runs through and along the 4th, 5th and 6th holes was rebuilt with the creeks aesthetics and strategic meandering restored to improve function. The new lake at the 6th hole was structured to provide skimming opportunities during heavy rains resolving historic flooding issues along an adjacent road system. The Club is also beginning the renovation of the Clubhouse. A grand re-opening of the facility is planned for Spring of 2012.


The new 18th "Sunset" at MSCC (photo by Lambrecht)

About the Northeast Golf Company: 
The mission of The Northeast Golf Company is to provide clients with the best golf course design service tailored to meet their individual needs. To be the best requires focus on the business objectives of each client by providing a creative and strategic plan that responds to the inherent nature of the land, the players served and the project budget.

Robert McNeil provides creative direction while bringing together the necessary expertise and overseeing every aspect of a golf course project to ensure that the vision becomes reality.

The McNeil Design Collaborative design/build team approach combines years of experience in successful design, construction and project management.

"We take pride in developing relationships that are productive, long lasting and most of all fun, much like the courses we design." Robert McNeil

Contact: Robert McNeil, ASGCA Associate, Principal Golf Course Architect, The Northeast Golf Company (401)-667-4994 in Saunderstown, RI (732)-915-8385 cell phone Email: rmcneil@northeastgolfcompany.com or Visit: www.northeastgolfcompany.com