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.
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.
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.
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.
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.