Monday 25th May
All Courses Open
Members Only In Step/Phase 1
Please Repair Pitch Marks


Hole #3:-

As per Ken Kearney's recommendations above, most of the bunkers on the 3rd hole have been remodelled in situ, with the exception of the back right greenside bunker, which was to be removed and converted into a grassy hollow (although much less severe as the one now in evidence at the 1st hole!).

Overview Of Greenside Bunkers At 3rd Hole Being Shaped            No More Bunker At Back Right Hand Side Of Green

The bunkers were first dug out to expose and clear the existing drainage, before being reshaped and contoured to encourage water to be diverted around or away from the bunkers, which will minimise washouts and contamination of the sand after heavy rainfall in future.

Next, the new shape for each of the bunkers was marked out by a revetted turf edge, before the surrounds were topsoiled and prepared for turfing.

(1) Bunker short of the green, with revetted edge laid out and the new liner then installed and turf laid down:-

Revetted Turf Edge Laid Out            New Liner & Turf Installed - Now Ready For Sand

(2) Left hand greenside bunker, with revetted edge laid out and the new liner then installed and turf laid down:-

Revetted Turf Edge Laid Out            New Liner & Turf Installed - Now Ready For Sand

(3) Right hand greenside bunker, with revetted edge laid out and the new liner then installed and turf laid down:-

Revetted Turf Edge Laid Out            New Liner & Turf Installed - Now Ready For Sand

Again, the finished product on this hole looks excellent and the new sand stands out nicely from a distance, i.e. when playing your approach shot to the green - as can be seen in the photos below.

Bunker Short Of Green            Left Hand Greenside Bunker


Right Hand Greenside Bunker            View From Behind 3rd Green - With Grassy Hollow Where Bunker Used To Be


3rd Green Complex With 'New' Bunkers Clearly Visible

Hole #4 summary to follow next.

Paddy Dean
General Manager
2nd April 2020