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The completed master plan for the works at The Buckinghamshire GC

The completed master plan for the works at The Buckinghamshire GC

 

Major Course Investment planned for the Buckinghamshire Golf Club

The owners of Buckinghamshire Golf Club are to invest £2 million to develop and improve its acclaimed golf course near Denham.

Asahi Group Holdings Ltd has agreed to finance the improvements following a major survey conducted by renowned golf course architects Thomson Perrett & Lobb (TPL) whose Chairman is five-time Open champion, Peter Thomson.

The project will include building a reservoir and installing buggy paths and a modern, new and efficient irrigation system. The lakes on the 7th and 8th holes are also be redesigned and a large number of bunkers relocated and lined.

 

The lake on hole 8 is to be re edge and brought closer to the green.

The lake on hole 8 is to be re edge and brought closer to the green.

 

The course improvement work will be spread over the next two winters to minimise disruption to golfers. It is anticipated the project will be completed by the end of March, 2017.

“We are delighted to announce our owner, the Asahi Group Holdings Ltd, has agreed a major seven figure investment which can do nothing but enhance our reputation as one of the finest inland golf facilities in the south east of England,” said Buckinghamshire Course and Grounds Manager, Andy Ewence.

“These are exciting times for all of us here at the club.

“Building a large reservoir will help us to save money and improve our sustainability – we won’t be reliant on using mains water.

“Installing a new irrigation system will help us to produce tournament standard conditions throughout the year while our advanced new sprinkler system will also reduce wastage. We will be able to target only the greens, surrounds, approaches, fairways and tees where water is required.”

Thomson Perret and Lobb provide golf course design, master planning, architectural and landscape architectural services. The Surrey-based company has been responsible for course improvements at Burhill, Royal Jersey, St George’s Hill, Woking and numerous other prestigious clubs worldwide.

“We have been working with the Buckinghamshire Golf Club to develop a plan which will refresh its impressive lay-out by implementing a strategic review of the bunker positioning and style among other planned upgrades,” confirmed the company’s principal course architect, Tim Lobb.

“At the forefront of all our design proposals is to create a strategic, interesting and fair golfing challenge for club members, visitors and tournament golfers alike.

“We look forward to commencing work on site this winter,” he added.

The original course at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club was designed by John Jacobs and is set in 226 acres of magnificent English parkland near Denham and close to the M25. The course was opened to considerable acclaim in 1992 and has since hosted several prestigious Tour events including the ISPS Handa Ladies’ European Masters and European Sectional Qualifier for the US Women’s Open. The European Ladies Tour has its headquarters in the club grounds.

 

 

The course is host to numerous televised tournaments

The course is host to numerous televised tournaments

 

The construction works commence on November 30th and are to be carried out by Profusion Environmental and AT Bone.

We look forward to keeping our readers updated with developments of this exciting project.

 

 

 

 

WRITTEN ON November 6th, 2015 BY Tim AND STORED IN Our projects, Tim Lobb, Top Courses

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