As previously announced, the Club recently embarked upon the introduction of an extension to the 15th green with the intent to improve the players focus from the fairway, encouraging them to play the better shot and reducing penalties incurred for going out of bounds or losing balls. The Club wishes to advise you of the works that have been carried out to date: –
15th Green Extension:
The extension to the 15th green has been completed.
The existing green has remained, however it has been extended and enlarged towards the lake and stream with two new bunkers introduced to the right of the newly extended area. As a result of the redesign, the distance of the shot from the fairway to the green has decreased; the aim being to encourage a more considered and accurate shot to clear the lake onto the green. Furthermore, as a consequence of this extended area of green being sighted further to the left, embracing the stream, it will detract from miss hit shots travelling towards the out of bounds.
The newly extended green will require 8 weeks ‘Grow-In’ time to establish itself and therefore, subject to weather conditions, the scheduled date of re-opening the green is 1st February 2013.
In the interim period, the temporary green on the fairway side of the lake will continue to be open for daily play.
The pending programme of further remodelling works to the 15th Hole includes the introduction of a new ‘Ladies Tee’ and ‘Boundary Planting’ to the right hand side of the fairway.
A new Ladies Tee will be introduced to the right hand side of the present Ladies tee, slightly elevated within the rocky outcrop. This new Tee will be designed to focus the tee shot further to the left hand side of the fairway, again reducing the number of miss hit shots lost to the right hand side out of bounds areas.
Additional planting is to be introduced along the right hand side of the fairway and allowed to mature over time. These plants will provide cover from errant shots hit towards the out of bounds.
We shall keep you up to date with the progress of the schedule of works; as always disruption to play will be kept to an absolute minimum and we ask you to please be patient.