Thomson Perrett & Lobb has started course renovation work at The Richmond Golf Club in Surrey.
The private members‘ club is just 10 miles from central London and was designed by Tom Dunn. It was founded in 1891 and has strong royal connections. HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is currently club patron.
Principal Tim Lobb said, “It is a great privilege for Thomson Perrett & Lobb to be working on enhancements to a golf course steeped in such history. The Richmond Golf Club is in a lovely setting, adjoining Royal Richmond Park, and we hope our work will grow the golf course’s reputation even further.”
Initially TPL is concentrating its efforts on the par 5 11th hole but it is working with the club to highlight other potential areas for improvement.
Tim added, “We‘re re-shaping the existing bunkering on the 11th hole and we are also adding some new bunkers. The result will be that golfers will get much more enjoyment from the initial work on the 11th hole and find the additional bunkers a challenging and strategic feature of the course.”
John Maguire, general manager of The Richmond Golf Club, added, “The changes Thomson Perrett & Lobb are making will make a real difference to the quality of our golf course. We‘re really happy with the suggestions TPL came up with and I know the members are eagerly anticipating playing on the new look design once it is completed.”
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