Wiltshire venue makes golf course upgrades this winter

By Alistair January 29, 2023 11:41

The Manor House Golf Club in Wiltshire is making a number of upgrades to its championship course this winter.

The par 72 layout is already open all-year-round thanks to its drainage, and officials at the club have announced a further period of course investment, with a major sustainable bunker renovation project among the improvements being made.

The Manor House is introducing new technology on the majority of its 80 bunkers to improve sand retention on the steep slopes. Fibres will allow the sand to be held, and the technique has been introduced on several championship courses worldwide.

Work has already begun on holes on the front nine of the course – which was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark – with plans to continue the work on the back nine at the 6,500-yard parkland course shortly.

The Manor House’s greenkeeping team has also recently completed a project to help prevent erosion on the bank of the greenside lake of the second hole. Repurposing rock originally removed from the ground to create the course irrigation lake, the bank has been reinforced and given a stunning finish to ensure the part of the course is in play for years to come.

The course improvement plan continues a year of investment at the venue and a continued push towards being as carbon friendly as possible, including the installation of 160 solar panels on the greenkeepers’ equipment store and clubhouse to help power a new fleet of 50 state-of-the-art buggies. A new sprayer has also been purchased by the club for turf care purposes.

Golf club manager, Andrew Ryan, said: “It’s an exciting time here at The Manor House Golf Club. The team have worked incredibly hard on the projects we have started in recent months, including the bunker improvement and stunning repair work to the second greenside bank.

“Our parkland course offers a brilliant challenge for golfers of all abilities and the work we are doing will only make the course better to play and experience.”


By Alistair January 29, 2023 11:41

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