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L+P has begun a three year programme of renovation works at the Harry Colt-designed Blackmoor GC in Hampshire, England.

 

Colt built Blackmoor in two stages. Nine holes were opened in 1913, and the other nine were completed after the First World War, opening in 1923. Much of his design remains, though four holes have been completely lost to housing development.

 

“Although the club lost four holes to housing, Blackmoor is fortunate in that it is mostly surrounded by open heath, owned by the military – in fact, the course was largely built for the use of officers from nearby Borden and Longmoor Camp and residents of the neighbourhood,” said Tim. “We have been advising the club for several years – we spent a lot of time going through the club’s archive and understanding the landscape nature of the course – and now we have jointly decided it is time to put spades in the ground, so to speak.”

 

Tim Lobb with Course Manager, James Norris during construction Blackmoor GC

Tim Lobb with Course Manager, James Norris during construction Blackmoor GC

 

The club initially hired L+P because of their experience working on heathland courses, and particularly their experience of working at Colt’s St George’s Hill. “The works are going to extend over three years – this year we are working on holes six, seven, thirteen, fourteen and fifteen, focusing on restoring the heathland environment and improving the bunkers, which have become in need of some TLC,” said Tim. Contractor Profusion Environmental is handling the construction work.

WRITTEN ON December 23rd, 2021 BY Tim AND STORED IN Uncategorized

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