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Golf Monthly’s November 2012 issue has printed a double spread on The Richmond Golf Club and features the work that we have been involved with at the club.

 

 

The double page spread is found on pages 16 and 17. Some of the quotes from the article include:

‘Despite its rich history, the club has realised that it must continue to move forwards. With scope for extra length limited, it has instead embarked on a major re-bunkering programme under the guidance of Tim Lobb, of golf course architects Thomson Perrett & Lobb’ 

 

The Golf Monthly feature on our work at The Richmond Golf Club

It continues saying ‘New hazards have been added to make the club golfer think about strategy, while others that were unneccesary hazards on already tough holes have been removed. The rough-egded styling with wispy surrounding grasses, has enhanced the courses visual appeal, too, beautifully framing the holes, Finally, costly and time-consuming maintenance issues have all but eliminated – several bunkers had previously been located at natural low points, placing a strain on resources after wet weather.’

 

Some new bunkering at par 5, 17th hole

 

‘The short par -5 11th typifies everything thats good about the new bunkering. Take the hole on by all means, but beware, the fairway is only 15 paces across by the perfectly placed and eye catching left hand bunker complex. Classic risk – reward golf.’

 

The vintage looking bunkers created at Richmond Golf Club

 

Finally Golf Monthly writes: ‘The Richmond now has the best of both worlds – all the history and tradition you could wish for, and a course ideally equipped to challenge and entertain the 21st – century golfer.’

 

A rich history at The Richmond Golf Club, founded in 1891

 

The short par 5, 7th hole offers risk and reward options

 

TPL is very proud to have been involved with this project at The Richmond Golf Club

 

All photos were taken by Kevin Murray in the summer of 2012.

WRITTEN ON October 9th, 2012 BY Tim AND STORED IN Andrew Goosen, Golf News, Our projects, Tim Lobb

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