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Woodbridge completes major bunker renovation project

4.58pm 7th January 2020 - Courses

Work in progress on the third hole, with the finished work pictured top

Woodbridge Golf Club in Suffolk has completed a major project on its heath course, on time and on budget, despite the atrocious wet weather before Christmas.

Under the guidance of renowned course architect Martin Hawtree, all bunkers were refurbished, with 12 completely re-built in a six-week period and 400 tons of new buckbricks natural sand added. Not content with just the bunker programme, the club also had contractors on site to remove gorse, scrub and trees in accordance with its long-term strategic plan and in association with an STRI Agronomist.

The beautiful courses, set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the Suffolk coast, have received excellent reviews from both members and visitors for the work carried out. Despite unprecedented rainfall over the last three months of 2019, both courses have remained open, with buggies available most days, truly representing year-round golf.

Woodbridge club secretary Sean Clark said: “This is everything and more we could have wished for and yet is just part of the ongoing improvements and investment the club is making to improve the courses and facilities for both members and guests.

“We are continually improving our courses and although a consistent performer in the Top 100 England rankings, we have aspirations to make it into the Top 50. One thing is for sure though; everyone receives a warm welcome at Woodbridge and will not be disappointed by what the club has to offer.”

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