Architect Ed Carton consulted Sam Snead about the new course he was working on at Poplar Grove Golf Club in 2001, the year before Slammin’ Sammy passed away. It was a shrewd move because many of the great man’s suggestions found their way into the design.
Less than two decades after opening its tees for
play, Poplar Grove Golf Club completed a $1.7 million bunker renovation and tree
clearing project, which completed in 2020. Long views have been restored and the
bunkering, although not appreciably different in look, is now sustainable.