The golf course operated for US service personnel that is home to the Golf Club Rhein-Main was closed mid-September 2011 and during the fall and spring of 2012 nine new greens, all bunkers and several tees and fairways were constructed to modern standards.
The new design has created a visually spectacular, challenging but fair test of golf set into low mountains surrounding Wiesbaden and special care to support errant shots and keep them in play on the difficult and steep terrain.
In addition, large areas were taken out of the regular mowing program and will be developed as low maintenance Fescue grasses which will not only add colour and beauty to the golf course, but also reduce the maintenance activities without negatively impacting play.
This is another great example of the Krause Golf Design strategic use of grasses to increase sustainability and lower maintenance costs on their golf projects.
The project, managed by European Golf Services, was constructed with attention to detail, completed as scheduled and grown in beautifully. A special thank you needs also to go to Rheinblick Superintendent Jerry Beierschmitt and his staff for their support and great work in the presentation of the course.
Phase two of the Masterplan is scheduled for the second half of September.
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