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Course of the Week: Wigwam Golf begins bunker refinement project on Red Course

By |  August 11, 2022 0 Comments
Photo Courtesy of Wigwam Golf

Photo Courtesy of Wigwam Golf

Pro Turf International, in partnership with JDM Partners, are executing a four-month bunker enhancement project on Wigwam Golf’s Red Course in Litchfield Park, Ariz. The project began in July and focuses on refreshing the 48 year-old course’s 44 fairway and greenside bunkers. Chad Parron is the superintendent at Wigwam Golf.

Renovation includes excavating and rebuilding all bunkers while incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system featuring capillary concrete. This new generation lining method increases the speed at which water flows through the bunker, minimizing washouts, reducing maintenance and producing superior playability. In addition, tan sand will be replaced with new, higher-quality white sand in all bunkers.

Similar bunker enhancements were made on The Wigwam’s Robert Trent Jones, Sr.-designed Blue Course in 2016 and Gold Course in 2015, resulting in superior playability.

Photo Courtesy of Wigwam Golf

Photo Courtesy of Wigwam Golf

Originally called the West Course, the course was renamed in the late 80’s in honor of the club’s head professional of 42 years, V.O. “Red” Allen, and the course’s architect, Robert “Red” Lawrence. The Red Course is a traditional layout lined with pine and eucalyptus trees.

The course remains open and renovations are expected to finish in October.



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