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The 6th hole is a great short par 4 under 300 yards

The 6th hole is a great short par 4 under 300 yards

 

Works have commenced on the re construction of the 6th green complex on the green nine at St George’s Hill Golf Club in Surrey. The works are following the TPL strategic review of the nine holes previously done in collaboration with golf historian Adam Lawrence. In the strategic review our plan calls for this hole to return to being one of the great drive-able par fours in Surrey.

At under 300 yards the TPL re construction will see players faced with great options off the tee, either laying up short of the enlarged fairway bunker or skirting with it to get closer to the green or indeed on it from the drive. If the player finds this menacing bunker then a tricky 40-50 yard bunker shot to the green is required. Transplanted heather will face the bunker and restore the natural landscape heritage of the hazard.

 

 

The existing fairway bunker has been expanded to be in scale with landscape

The existing fairway bunker has been expanded to be in scale with landscape

 

In addition to the enlargement of the fairway bunker the fairway shall be push further right to give a greater bail out and a more distinctive dog leg. The green shall be angled to protect the left side and give great reward for approaches from extended fairway. A larger green surface with two distinctive levels will give a difficult back pin position for competition days. This tier is reminiscent of a number of other greens on this famous H.S. Colt layout, such as the 3rd, 4th, 10th and 16th holes on the blue and red nines.

 

 

The new green complex is larger and on a angle to play

The new green complex is larger and on a angle to play

 

Once completed the re constructed green will be some 140 meters sq larger and provide many interesting pin positions.

The works are being carried out by Profusion Environmental with the assistance of the Clubs ground staff. Seeding of the green complex is to be completed in June.

We shall keep our readers updated of this exciting project.

 

 

 

WRITTEN ON June 9th, 2015 BY Tim AND STORED IN Our projects, Tim Lobb

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