Drainage Improvements

The recent wet weather has highlighted areas on the course were the drainage is not performing as it should.
With this in mind, we have started some projects to improve matters.
This week we started removing the wooden shuttering from the valley on the 2nd, 11th, 14th, 15th & 17th holes. This will be replaced by a turfed bank which will speed up surface water removal and make further drainage easier to add.

As well as this, we are creating swales to dry out areas which hold water. 

The digging of the trench will be completed by the middle of next week and the turfing will start on Wednesday (weather permitting). The whole valley will be completed within the next 2 weeks.

While working in the valley, we will also be installing some extensions to existing drains and also installing some small manholes to aid surface water removal in low lying areas. 
There may be some hole closures during this time to speed the process up and also allow a safe working environment for the greenstaff.

The next area to be addressed will be the 4th fairway. It is our intention to install around 200 metres of perforated pipe and stone to drain the problem areas on the fairway. Hopefully, this work will be completed before the end of October (again, weather permitting).


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