"On many courses there are far to many bunkers. The sides of the fairways are riddled with them, and many of the courses would be equally interesting and infinitely more pleasurable if half of the bunkers were turfed over and converted into grassy hollows." ( Alister MacKenzie - The Spirit of St. Andrews p. 57 by Alister MacKenzie)
Bunker Renovation - Shaping
We've settled on a way of cataloging "The Project 2021" course updates using the labels of this online format, which are to the left of this update. This way a Member can click on the label and the content that has been written on any given part of the renovation will be available as a group.
Todays update focuses on Bunker Renovation. I mentioned the particulars we are utilizing in our new bunkers in a previous course update entitled Renovation Decisions & Philosophy We will be installing a Better Billy Bunker drainage system and installing Idaho White Sand, the details of which will be covered under the label "Bunker Renovation" as we progress. What we wanted to share today is the particulars on some of the re-shaping of the bunkers that is underway as well as the re-shaping of their associated green surrounds. Below are a series of pictures along with some narrative that show the work in progress.
Low handicappers will have to hit it 270 from the new tournament tee level to clear this new bunker on the left hand side of #9.
Another view of greenside bunker on #1.
Another view from the landing area.
The beginning of the new greenside bunker on #4. This shape begins with the lead shaper on a
View from afar of the same bunker taking rough shape along with the rest of the green surround and approach.
Diamond Golf's finishing crew beginning the finishing process of the new greenside bunker on #4.
Obviously there is allot more work to go on just bunkers alone not to mention the rest of the course and I'm looking forward to sharing more as we continue to progress phase to phase all the way around the course. Thanks as always for your support!