(CROWNSVILLE, Md.) – The Preserve at Eisenhower Golf Course – one mile outside the capital city of Annapolis, Maryland and named after the 34th U.S. President and avid golfer Dwight D. Eisenhower – will reopen May 1 after a recent rebrand in concert with a $5 million renovation of the course.
The long-awaited reopening of The Preserve at Eisenhower Golf Course will arrive on May 1, with tee times available to book starting April 1.
The Preserve will resume play after an extensive project covering a complete overhaul of the public-access layout. The eco-friendly approach is the brainchild of burgeoning golf course architect Andrew Green and highlighted by removal of all bunkers and installation of Bermuda grass fairways and tee boxes requiring less water and chemical inputs.
Green, who is also engineering a makeover of Congressional Country Club’s famous Blue Course, uses native fescue and strategic mounding for visual appeal and playing challenges at The Preserve at Eisenhower Golf Course. Five sets of tees from 4,700 to 7,100 yards satisfy golfers of all abilities along their journeys through forestland and alongside numerous creeks and swales.
“We are delighted we can finally share the magnificent transformation Andrew and his team have been working on,” says Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman. “Local and visiting golfers will immediately notice how innovative the layout is and its continuation as an indispensable environmental refuge.”
The redesign coincided with a rebrand to “The Preserve” reflecting not only Eisenhower serving local players as a championship golf course, but its goal to become a sanctuary for local wildlife. The new name embodies a golf course layout that promotes sustainability and eco-friendly maintenance practices, including stream preservation, amid a majestic natural setting.
Undertaken in tandem with the Anne Arundel County Watershed Protection and Restoration Program an additional $5,587,556 of funding was utilized for a stream restoration and storm water management project, The Preserve will increase wetlands by more than 13 acres, bringing wildlife to the area, and include an abundance of boardwalks.
The Preserve at Eisenhower Golf Course also enjoys longstanding designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” by Audubon International. For more than a decade, it has maintained sound practices in six key areas: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction, water conservation and water quality management.
“Eisenhower has always exhibited environmental integrity throughout its time as a community asset,” says Erik Michelsen, Anne Arundel County Head of the Watershed Protection and Restoration Program. “The Preserve will take the golf course to new heights as one of the most progressive and sustainable in the U.S.”
“The creative eye of Andrew Green, combined with the immense efforts of the on-site and regional Indigo teams, have exceeded our expectations,” says Rick Anthony, Anne Arundel County Director of Parks and Recreation. “We have no doubt The Preserve will be a focal point for outdoor activity for years to come.”
Opened in 1969, the original design was crafted by renowned architect Ed Ault on more than 220 acres of splendidly wooded landscape and is an area favorite for Anne Arundel and surrounding counties.
More information: visit thepreserveateisenhower.com, 410.571.0973