Heathland course returns to original 108-year design

Alistair
By Alistair January 21, 2019 12:28

Delamere Forest Golf Club in Cheshire is celebrating the culmination of a six-year programme to revert its heathland championship course back to its original 1910 design.

The entire course has been completely transformed since 2012 – with every bunker returned to its Herbert Fowler design and the greens enlarged to provide pin placement options and run-off areas.

Alterations included adding eight new tees to restore the challenge for the scratch golfer and lengthening of the 18th  hole.

The final change came this year when the 15th hole was transformed to soften off the green and make it a better target for short shots.

Men’s captain Steve Lamb commented: “It’s been a long process of change for the club, but the outcome has been well worth the wait and all of the members are proud to show visitors just how well the course plays and how good it looks.

“Delamere Forest has always had a strong reputation as a quality course with great turf and superb greens. Now we believe that reputation will be enhanced with the changes that we’ve made.”

Club chairman Ruth Whitehead said: “The members are pleased with the changes and find the new 15th an exciting and challenging hole, which has bedded in well considering the dry weather this year.”

 

Alistair
By Alistair January 21, 2019 12:28

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