Designed and supervised by David Williams Golf Design, the greens at Edenbridge Golf & Country Club in Kent have been re-contoured and reconstructed by Grassform Limited.
Work commenced in early spring and, notwithstanding the very wet weather leading to difficult working conditions, the project has been satisfactorily completed. The newly turfed greens and surrounds are expected to be back in use by the end of August.
As David Williams explained, “We have taken the opportunity not only to re-build the green surfaces but also to re-shape many of the contours both within and outside the greens and updated the greenside bunkering. As such the greens and bunkers are far more visible than previously and also have added greatly to the strategy of the holes.
“The Old Course at Edenbridge is an excellent layout almost 6,700 yards in length but suffered in past winters when players generally had to move on to temporary greens for the whole of the winter. Following the reconstruction this will not happen. Members and visitors at this popular Kent layout will use proper greens all year round.
“We feel that many clubs should consider adopting the same approach. Although it might be thought that it causes major disruption, a combination of an experienced designer, good contractor and an understanding client and membership will greatly minimise any disruption ensuring that play resumes on the full course with very little delay.”