The Club Company invested in golf course improvements across several of its clubs this summer to improve the golfing experience for members and green fee customers.
Nizels in Sevenoaks concludes an ambitious programme of course improvements this week, designed to improve playing conditions and extend the use of the course.
The club worked with international golf course architect Jonathan Gaunt to lay out plans for significant drainage and bunker works over the summer, including the addition of substantial main drainage and extensive gravel banding.
The bunker works included re-shaping and infilling existing bunkers as well as the construction of new bunkers. A total of 15 bunkers have been added or re-designed, which has dramatically improved the look and playability of 8 of the 18 holes that Nizels offers. The work has finished ahead of schedule and the ongoing recovery has been miraculous, with ideal weather conditions.
Golf Operations Manager Tito Triana commented; “Our members have been amazingly supportive throughout the works, so much so that the work has completed ahead of schedule and areas have recovered extremely quickly. We are amazed with the final result and feel these changes make our course one of the best in the Southeast.”
Over at Wharton Park in Worcestershire, a recent investment of £60,000 focused on a major drainage project on the 1st and 7th holes. The project involved the installation of primary drainage lines to a depth of 700mm at 5m centres to provide a comprehensive system.
The first green shoots of growth have appeared on a new short game area at Castle Royle in Reading, the construction of which started in mid-April and is on track to be ready to play by spring 2022. The project will comprise an impressive multi-tiered green with several practice bunkers for greenside and fairway, as well as a modern driving range and choice of putting greens.
General Manager Mark Allden commented, “It’s a fantastic project which aims to provide premium practice facilities for our members to enjoy all year round.” The club also recently invested in new tee signage and a new fountain for the lake at the 10th hole.
East Grinstead’s Chartham Park recently underwent extensive drainage works to assist with course drainage during wet weather. Improvements were made to holes 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15 and 16, including the addition of drains to key areas on these holes and large amounts of sand slitting.
For more information about any of these courses or to book a tee time please visit https://www.theclubcompany.com