City officials are planning to start renovations at Sherrill Park Golf Course later this year.

Renovations for the two city-operated golf courses at the park, which is located at 2001 E. Lookout Drive, Richardson, were discussed during a May 1 City Council meeting.

The first phase of the work is expected to focus on the renovation of the second, shorter golf course and improvements to restrooms on both courses.

Quote of note: "We want to get the project done to get the course renovated and get it much more playable and cleaner,” said Ronny Glanton, Sherrill Park head professional. “I think the patrons are excited that the city is spending resources to upgrade the infrastructure and upgrade the golf course.”

What you need to know: According to Glanton, Course 2 was last renovated 22 years ago in 2001. Design features of the renovation include resolving major drainage issues on holes 1, 5 and 17, improving playability, providing turf, and aesthetic improvements. The project also includes renovation of a restroom on Course 2 that was built in 2002.

Glanton said the city is expected to receive bids on construction during the fall, with renovation work starting in January. Course 2 is expected to reopen in October 2024. Course 1 will remain open during the construction on the second course.

The Course 2 renovation project is estimated to cost $9 million, which will be funded from certificates of obligation bonds issued in April. Any excess funds can be used to begin design work on additional projects for the golf course, according to Glanton.

Also of note: According to Glanton, Course 1 has two existing restrooms, which opened in 1973 and 2001, respectively. The renovation of the restrooms, which will remain operational during construction, will redesign the space, including adding sinks. Construction is expected to last from June-September. Funding for the restrooms project, which is estimated to cost more than $650,000, will be provided from the city’s Golf Reserve Fund.

In other news: The city is also exploring adding a proposed 5,000-square-foot maintenance barn that would replace the courses' existing one, which was built in 1973 and has limited space. The new facility would contain two equipment lifts in addition to a break room/conference room, according to city documents.

A 2,500-square-foot training facility is projected to be added as well. The training facility is expected to be placed at the north end of the driving range and is projected to have two or three hitting bays, a fitting area, evaluation equipment and software, and a small conference room, according to city officials.

More information on the renovation project can be found here. 972-234-1416.