Spence Golf Design broke ground January 2020 on the new Quixote Club golf course project in Sumter SC. Quixote Club will be a dramatic redesign of the former Sunset Country Club property which originated as a 9 hole private country club in the early 1920s. Believed to have been designed by Donald Ross, and bearing many of his trademark fill pad greens, the new Quixote Club will not be a restoration in any sense. Quixote will be an original course by Spence Golf with consultation by Nicklaus II of Nicklaus Design. We will implement old school philosophies throughout the property and draw inspiration from the designers from the Golden Era of design. Quixote will be unique in many ways and certainly to central South Carolina. Greens and teeing areas will be just steps away surrounded by closely mown chipping areas, swales and undulated ground. Fairways will have ample width in the landing area and will be bordered by natural sandy ground and intermittent native grasses. One of the most dominant features of the course will be natural sand scaping used as crossing hazards and dramatic visual contrast. The Spence Golf team will provide lead architectural services and construction of the new $5.6 million facility. Kris is personally shaping the course along with associate designer/shaper Jim Harbin.
Quixote is just one part of a much larger effort by Owner Greg Thompson to connect, inspire and change lives through golf. I am very excited to be a part of something that I believe will be truly special and a full expression of the things I love about golf course design.