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Tag: bunkers

Courses opting for synthetic turf are using it mainly on practice courses, driving ranges and tee boxes, not grassy areas where golfers typically walk. (Photo: Southwest Greens)

Synthetic turf makes inroads in nonplay areas

November 16, 2021 By
Some courses looking to cut costs are turning to synthetic turf options especially in areas like tee boxes, par 3 courses and driving ranges. ...

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EcoBunker aids in revitalization of Skylark Golf & Country Club

November 12, 2021 By
Following the arrival of a new course manager and after being acquired by JDI in late 2013, the renamed Skylark Golf & Country Club hasn’t looked back. ...

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Chase Walden, superintendent of of Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind., says if you opt for an outside contractor to work on your bunkers, expect to work long hours as the crew wants to complete the job as quick as they can. (Photo: Chase Walden)

How course modernized saucer-style bunkers

March 11, 2020 By
When it comes to renovating bunkers, superintendents have a big choice to make: go in-house or use an outside firm. Chase Walden, superintendent of Old Oakland Golf Club in Indianapolis, Ind., says this often is a question of manpower. “If ...

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A rushed bunker reno at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club

March 11, 2020 By
Orlando World Center Marriott had planned to renovate bunkers at Hawk’s Landing Golf Club in 2021. But when Hurricane Irma hit Orlando in 2017, the course had to act much sooner than planned, says Josh Kelley, superintendent of grounds for ...

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Devil’s in the details with bunker renovations

March 11, 2020 By
Bunkers can make or break a course, aesthetically and financially. “One of the major downfalls of any property is really bad bunkers — it drags everything down,” says Reid Scholes, vice president of agronomy for the CBONS International Golf Group. ...

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After photo of bunker (Photo: Mission Viejo CC)

Life’s a Beach

April 4, 2019 By and
Two bad bunkers When Spring Ford Country Club started having problems with two of its bunkers, they looked for a solution that would allow them a little flexibility By Clara Richter Anyone who has spent any portion of their life ...

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