Golf Course Architecture by Caspar has just overseen the first stage of remodelling works at Falkenberg’s Golf Club in Sweden.
The course is one of the highest ranked courses in the area and is situated in a classical setting with pine forest, heather and a sandy soil.
Changes have been implemented on three holes including the 18th which will now provide a dramatic and fairer finish to the round. The changes follow a master plan that golf course architect Caspar Grauballe produced together with the club during last year.
The strategy of the course has been strengthened and the players will in the future find it advantageous to plan their way around the course. New tees have changed the alignment of holes and brought out more interest in the layout. The bunkers have been repositioned and upgraded to a visually much more dramatic style and the green surrounds have been tweaked to handle traffic better and at the same time provide lots of variation round the greens.
With this development Falkenberg is taking a bold step in an unsure economy. There is strong competition among the local clubs, but by developing the course the club is making the most out of their primary asset which should position the club as the top choice.
The work has been carried out in house by the green keeping staff and the enthusiasm of the staff is clearly evident in the work they have produced. The holes are expected to re-open in the spring 2014.
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