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Tag: bunkers

Belleair CC’s moat bunker is one of the original Donald Ross design elements restored with the West Course renovation. (Photo: Belleair CC)

The best bunker minds in the business talk trends in maintenance, restoration and renovation

March 16, 2023 By and
Golfdom interviewed architects and superintendents around the country to learn the most current buzz on bunker maintenance. ...

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An Inside Look with Golfdom: Water resistant products from Kafka Granite

April 12, 2022 By
At the 2022 GCSAA Conference and Trade Show Tiffany Koss, director of sales for Kafka Granite shows off some of the company's erosion-resistant products. ...

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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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(Photo: Simon Bell-Tye)

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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