Bentley Golf Club to redesign its 17th hole

Tania Longmire
By Tania Longmire October 24, 2011 11:23

Bentley Golf Club to redesign its 17th hole

Bentley Golf Club in Essex is to redevelop its par three 17th hole and has commissioned a company to formulate a ten-year plan for the overall improvement of the course.

Advances in technique and technology mean that the 1972 layout requires updating to remain a test for golfers of all ability.

The work to the 17th has already begun and encompasses a raised green with new bunkering, drainage and irrigation. Swan Golf Designs (SGD) will oversee the implementation of the design supported by Bentley’s experienced course manager, Mark Stopps. John Greasley has been chosen to execute the construction, with the new hole due to return to play in spring 2012.

Whilst the new 17th takes shape, SGD is also working with the golf club to formulate a comprehensive renovation plan to be implemented over coming years. Much of the focus is on rejuvenating the bunkers, relocating some to take into account of the effects of changes in playing equipment and improving their appearance throughout the course. In addition, an assessment of Bentley’s landscape setting has been made as, having benefitted from 40 years of maturation, a new approach is required to ensure the golf course and its natural environment continue to benefit each other.

Tania Longmire
By Tania Longmire October 24, 2011 11:23
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