Praise for The Wisley following course renovation

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir September 28, 2011 14:36

The Wisley has received significant praise after its nine-hole Church course was reconstructed under the project management of course manager Stephen Byrne.

The redevelopment used a new strain of pure bent grass, improved the drainage, irrigation, thatch and bunkers and introduced new tees and a burn feature. Hydro-seeding of new grasses were also used for the fairways to maximise roll, whilst each hole continues to be framed by the club’s iconic long fescue.

Sky Sports’ Denis Pugh commented: “Having played the old Church for many years and the new Church a few times now, in my opinion the Church is Trent Jones’ [the designer] finest work I have seen anywhere in the world of golf. To me, the Church refinements have given an update to the course that presents some old challenges in a fresh light and also presents some totally new tests. Many original bunker features are in place but brought into modern construction and design.”

The Wisley’s chief executive, Wayne Sheffield, commented: “In an increasingly competitive ‘quality’ world golfing market, it is important that it is The Wisley which continues to upgrade to set the standards others envy. We are thrilled with how it has been received by our members.”

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir September 28, 2011 14:36
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