Antognolla Golf report that, after the first full golf season, the bunker renovations (pictured above) have been ‘a huge success’ with golfers and the greenkeeping team alike.
The renovation saw every bunker redesigned and rebuilt, under the guidance of Robert Trent Jones Jr, who returned to update his original design, after 20 years. The bunkers, constructed by Atlantic Golf Construction, utilise Capillary Concrete, the most advanced bunker lining system. This delivers moisture and drainage control to ensure the bunkers remain in first class condition for players whilst reducing the amount of team resources required to achieve this.
César Burguière, Golf Director at Antognolla, commented “We are delighted with the look and performance of the new bunkers. They deliver a superb visual impact and the golf course maintenance team are amazed at the performance, whatever the weather conditions we have.”
A recent visit by a representative of ‘Top 100 Golf Courses’ led to the following comments, “The first thing that strikes you about playing Antognolla is the bunkering, which is truly magnificent. Jagged edges and beautifully proportioned, the sand traps are wonderful grass banked hazards that are positioned in all the right places, both on the fairways and around the greens”.
Mr Jones, Chairman and Master Architect of Robert Trent Jones Golf Course Architects II (RTJ II) stated “The new bunkering is visually stunning, naturally fitting within the landscape while enhancing the challenges and rewards throughout golf course. We are delighted with the end results and the feedback from golfers has been extremely positive”.
The renovation programme also included a significant upgrade of the irrigation system, resurfacing of tees, introduction of unirrigated fescue areas, renovated cart path and an exceptional new driving range.
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