Chart Hills carries out extensive refurbishments

By Alistair November 25, 2023 09:07

The second phase of a major renovation project at Chart Hills Golf Club in Kent is now under way, as the club continues with its significant multi-year investment.

The renovation work will include an extensive refurbishment of tee boxes across the course, and the completion of the new Sir Nick Faldo-designed par-three course and putting green.

“We’re extremely excited to be working on another important phase in the enhancement of facilities at Chart Hills,” said general manager, Anthony Tarchetti.

“When we closed the course in 2020 to initiate our fairway sand-capping project, Chart Hills proceeded to undergo a complete transformation, and this project is about building on that foundation and continuing to improve the experience we can offer. This next stage is about improving the fine details of the course, which we know golfers love and appreciate, and will no doubt cement us as one of the best golf venues in the southeast.”

The renovation of the tee boxes began with the complete re-laying of three tee boxes per hole. The tee boxes being renovated have been the standard playing tees – blue, yellow, and red. After completion of the first group of holes, the team will move onto the remaining holes.

The process of the tee box renovation is similar to the fairway sand-capping project that the club undertook in 2021. Tee boxes will be stripped down to the soil and levelled out, before the installation of additional drainage, where required. Four inches of sand will then be shaped on top of the soil, before the club’s greenkeeping team lays the new turf. This renovation will create immaculate tee boxes that can withstand foot traffic and weather year-round.

This period will also see the completion of the six-hole, Sir Nick Faldo-designed par-three course – with holes ranging from 50 to 100 yards. Inspired by the career of the former world number one, the short game loop will offer huge variety, with specific design features drawn from iconic holes at St Andrews, Augusta National and the main course at Chart Hills.

In addition, a 668 square metre putting green located beside the first tee, also imagined and brought to life by Faldo Design, will be officially opened for use. The green features elements of Faldo’s favourite greens from his major wins at St Andrews, Augusta National and Muirfield – including its very own valley of sin. The new putting green was open for use this summer.


By Alistair November 25, 2023 09:07

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