Traditions Golf Course is installing a brand new drainage system,following an investment of £40,000 by owners Crown Golf.
The Pyrford Surrey-based course, which opened in 1999 and partially lies on a flood plain, has struggled to cope with wet summers and warm, damp winters.
Tom Brooke, Traditions general manager, said,”Last summer was one of the wettest on record – you could go water skiing out there some days – and so we decided it was time to shake off our soggy image and resolve the problem once and for all.
“Crown Golf’s investment will give us a new drainage system, supplied and installed by Top Turf Irrigation, which can pump up to 200,000 litres of water from our network of drainage ditches surrounding the course every hour – the equivalent to more than 2,000 baths.
“The problem lies in the ditches always being at capacity. As soon as these are emptied the original pipe network under the course works perfectly well and so will stay in place, meaning disruption to our members is kept to a minimum.
“Over time the condition of the low-lying 2nd, 5th, 16th and 17th holes will share the same high playing standards as the rest of the course.”
The project will take about six weeks and is due to be completed by the middle of November.
Traditions boasts a modern 6,304-yard, 18-hole course set among established woodland and designed by Peter Alliss. The club has an excellent bar and restaurant, comfortable changing rooms and is an ideal venue for holding private functions.
The club is part of the Crown Golf group, the UK’s largest golf course owner with 33 properties in its portfolio and more than 50 courses. With pride in customer service and innovation, it aims to provide an outstanding golf experience for its members and visitors, tailor-made to suit the lifestyles and needs of a wide range of golfers.
Traditions Golf Course www.crown-golf.co.uk