4 new holes: update & walk-arounds - 09/08/2017

Despite challenging weather conditions in recent months, our small team of green keepers has been working hard to prepare our four new holes to be open and playable in September 2017. 

With all the recent rain we’ve had, the grass has been growing at a rapid rate. However, after some long hours on the mowers, the cut heights on the tees, fairways and greens are now all down to the right heights of 10mm, 16mm and 4.5mm respectively.

11 bunkers across the four holes have now been edged, shaped and contoured, with two bunkers also filled with sand. We are currently waiting for more sand to arrive (and the rain to hold off!) before the other bunkers can be completed. In total, these require a staggering 230 tonnes of sand. Alongside this, other work remaining at this stage includes: top dressing all the greens, laying crushed concrete and road plainings on the paths leading to and from the 2nd hole and finishing off a tee on the 4th hole. 

We shall be hosting two ‘walk-arounds’ of these new holes this Saturday 12th August at 12:00 and again on Tuesday 15th August at 13:15 with our PGA Professional Ian Bolt, Owner Juliette Nutland and Head Greenkeeper Nick Pusey. 

This will be a great opportunity for you to have a ‘sneak peak’ of the new holes before we open them in mid-September (dates TBC, as weather dependent). You'll also be able to see firsthand how the course has developed since being seeded back in August last year, and to ask any questions you may have about the course.

If you would like to join us on either walk, there is a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse. Alternatively, you can book a space by calling us on 01793 812336 (N.B. places are limited). Please do remember to bring suitable footwear and clothing.


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