David Kidd, the Scottish architect of the famous Bandon Dunes in Oregon USA, has designed a new Surrey ‘heathland’ course at the prestigious new course at Queenwood Golf Club, Ottershaw in Surrey.
Construction was by Barrelfield Construction Ltd, the first course that Barrelfield has built all its previous developments having been undertaken as project managers. The project required the excavation of and a total re-spread of sand to all areas of play, the creation of heather faced bunkers, the establishment of areas for heather regeneration and new lakes.
“Queenwood was the ideal opportunity we had been waiting for to create a dream construction company,” said Mel Thomas, managing director of Barrelfield. “It’s a very special and unique development and the client wanted a totally committed and expert team to build the course. With the team we have created, with our valuable experience of project managing developments successfully and with Queenwood on our CV, we are hoping to be considered for other new construction opportunities – not only in the UK but also in Europe.”