For over 20 years, Billy Casper Golf has partnered with Eisenhower Golf Course. Eisenhower was originally constructed in 1969 and has presented itself as a value to the community of Crownsville, Maryland for 50 years. Now the 6,659 – yard course will be closing its doors in 2019 while it undergoes a massive improvement project with a planned re-open date for the spring of 2020.
Damien Crosby, a PGA Professional, is the Chief of Maintenance and the Director of Golf for the county. Crosby has previously been the head pro at Eisenhower and is well affiliated within the Maryland golf community. With the support of Recreation and Parks Director, Rick Anthony, and County Executive, Steve Schuh, the $5 million restoration project broke ground in late October 2018.
The ongoing construction include a new clubhouse, bentgrass greens, new short-game practice area, an expanded driving range, a creek restoration, a new double-row irrigation system, all-new maintenance equipment and new golf carts. Additionally, golfers familiar with Eisenhower will immediately take notice the removal of all bunkers.
“It’s a totally different concept for golf, but it’s pretty interesting,’’ Evers said. “From a maintenance standpoint, we used to have a crew of four just for bunkers. The important goal is to make it easier to maintain, so we’re out of the golfers’ way and the golf course is as presentable as possible.’’