Course Renovation Update - April
The recent great weather means the renovation of hole 15 is now in full swing. The team has spent the last week moving material into place of the new green complex site. The hole will play 175, 130 and 105 meters respectively form the white, yellow and red tees which has allowed the relocation of the green into and area that allows for much better growing conditions. The hole will also have a new pond which will extend towards the hole 14 fairway and be in play for both holes offering improvements to both strategy and safety of the two holes.
Architect Johan Benestam will be on site this week to mark out the green contours and shaping will also begin in the next week. During this time we will also complete the final shaping of the new yellow and white tee on hole 6.
The course team has also completed extensive cleaning of many ditches and ponds on the property, some offering challenges to hole strategy though predominantly to help with water run-off and dispersion. This should mean many of the fairways that have surface water issues in early spring will now be able to dry out much faster due to less water being in place.
We have also selected a new grass species for the newly renovated greens. We will be seeding with Pure Distinction, the latest bentgrass on the market. It has amazing reviews and after visiting courses currently using it in their renovations, it will ensure we have the best putting surfaces possible.
Due to the renovation of hole 15 there will be a new route to the course for the 2019 season. Be sure to read the article relating to this on the news page of the website.
It’s a big few weeks coming up at Strand so I will be sure to keep all members and guests up to date with how the renovation is tracking.