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Sequoyah National Golf Club completes bunker renovation and regrassing project

New capillary concrete bunkers and Zeon Zoysia tees and fairways

CHEROKEE, NC (October 13, 2020) – Sequoyah National Golf Club, The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and KemperSports are pleased to announce the completion of a bunker renovation and regrassing project that began in March 2020. Capillary concrete bunkers were installed throughout the course and existing fairways, tees and green surrounds converted to Zeon Zoysia by the Robert Trent Jones II Design team and Southeastern Golf. The move will allow for year-round premium playing conditions on the award-winning Robert Trent Jones II layout. The course reopened all 18 holes for play the first week of October.

"We’ve invested in the future of the golf course with these upgrades and we’re very pleased with the finished product,” said Sequoyah National golf board chairman Curtis Wildcat. “With these improvements, we believe Sequoyah National is now the finest public mountain courses in the southeast.”

Sequoyah National Golf Club logo

Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and opened in 2009, Sequoyah National is ranked No. 39 in Golfweek’s 2020 list of the “Best Casino Courses in the U.S.”. Located just 45 minutes from Asheville in Cherokee, North Carolina, the course is open daily to the public and serves as an amenity for guests at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort four miles away. Nestled among the oak, fir and flowering valleys of the Great Smoky Mountains, the course plays over 6600 yards from the back tees to a par 72 and presents panoramic jaw dropping vistas of the surrounding landscape on every hole. The course is owned by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and managed by Northbrook, Illinois-based KemperSports.

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About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports builds, owns, leases and manages golf courses, resorts, athletic clubs and lodging venues across the U.S. and Caribbean. The company manages an award-winning portfolio including nationally-ranked courses, private clubs, municipal courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, named the No. 1 Golf Resort in North America by Golf Digest and GOLF magazine;Streamsong Resort; The Glen Club; Desert Willow Golf Resort; Chambers Bay, host of the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit

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