Harradine Golf has just completed the supervision of the construction of the first putting course they designed in the UAE. The putting surfaces and semi rough have been completely installed with artificial turf. The putting course is located at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club and has been designed for non-golfers, beginners, good players and professionals to provide a fun challenge for all players. The course captures some of the character of the Creek Championship course with undulating contours and some very interesting “approaches”.
Peter Harradine commented: “Although I do not like artificial turf at all, I must admit that it could be, in certain circumstances, the future for sports fields and golf courses in countries where the supply of irrigation water is a major problem. It must be realised, however, that the speed and performance of the ball is not at all the same as on a well-maintained grass green.”
The putting course is extremely interesting and can be played at night due to environmentally friendly L.E.D. 250 watts floodlights. The construction was entrusted to Orient Irrigation Services under the directions of Richard Crocombe.
Alan Mackenzie, Director of Golf added, “The 18 hole putting course is a fantastic addition to our academy facilities and has been designed to attract all levels of golfers to the club. The course layout reflects the character of our famous 18 championship course and it provides a challenging yet playable experience suitable for all ages and all levels of golfer”.
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