Thomson Perrett & Lobb are nearing the end of the first phase of the full strategic review and renovation process at Wimbledon Park GC. Phase one has included the building of 32 new bunkers, some amendments to approaches and modifying surrounds to greens complexes to add strategic challenge and variety. In addition to that a full coverage new irrigation system is being installed directly following our design works.

Below are a few site pictures to give a feel for what is being undertaken.

New fairway bunkering on hole 12 to protect the road on right and promote play from left side of fairway.

New fairway bunkering on hole 12 to protect the road on right and promote play from left side of fairway.

 

The works are being undertaken by Profusion and the results being achieved are first class. The Wimbledon Park GC groundstaff are also assisting with bunker edging and prep works.

A closer look at the new fairway bunkering on hole 12

A closer look at the new fairway bunkering on hole 12

 

TPL and Dave Langheim (Course Manager, Wimbledon Park GC) spent a considerable amount of time finalising the specification and bunker edging detail for the new bunkers in the design phase in summer 2011. The newly constructed bunkers are striking in appearance without being out of proportion on this flat site.

hole 14

The new fairway bunkering setup on hole 14

A new bunker lining product called Blinder has been used for this project and is providing great results in terms of reducing contamination but also it really assists in the drainage performance. This factor is crucial for this project as we are in heavy ground with not much elevation variation.

New bunkering on green 2

A sneak preview of the new bunkering on hole 2

Hole 2 was nearing grassing completion as we left site. We will be back next week and get some photos soon.

We plan to have phase one complete within 4 weeks. On time and on budget.

Some great results are being achieved at Wimbledon Park GC. It may well be the highest specificied bunker re-development project undertaken in this country but from the results being seen so far we are sure it will be a great investment for the playing enjoyment of the clubs members.

We will keep you informed of the works as they progress.

WRITTEN ON January 14th, 2012 BY Tim AND STORED IN Our projects, Tim Lobb

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