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Five Year Course Vision

29th December 2022

The past twelve months has seen the clubs owners continue to reinvest heavily in to the course and facilities, furthering their wish to take Sand Martins to the next level and create a Club of true quality.

In 2022 we updated our Five Year Vision of course improvements (first introduced in 2012) to be carried out on the golf course. Many of the items listed on the original plan have been now been successfully completed, which included the construction of covered bays on the driving range and state of the art performance & club fitting studio.

Please CLICK HERE for the revised plan.

Please CLICK HERE for the ‘hole by hole’ commentary for the plan.

The recent additions to the vision are designed to continue our process of upgrading the course and taking it to the next level. The owners remain totally committed to their aim to create a club of lasting quality for the enjoyment of its members. In fact it is only with the support of our members that we have been able to carry out the works to date; their continued support in helping the owners in their quest for excellence is greatly appreciated.

The original plan was drawn up with the help of a team of golf course specialists which included the golf course architect, Alan Leather. Alan’s input and experience was used to produce our original course improvement plan which enabled us to set clear aims and objectives. We are now working with golf course architect David Jones (who knows Alan Leather very well), to produce our vision for the next period, it remains our belief that continuous improvements made to the golf course aids the clubs success and enjoyment of our members.

Key objectives:

To improve course appearance, playability, interest, drainage and safety.

To further enhance the character of the course.

To adopt “best practice” to improve course maintenance.

General amendments:

The principle areas to be worked on are:

Installation of “Back to Back” sprinklers around the greens to achieve 360-degree water coverage, thereby enhancing the grass coverage to all greenside surrounds.

Over seed roughs and mounding on back nine holes with mixture of rye and fescue grasses.

Introduce new areas of planting.

New tee furniture.

Formation of sleeper entrances to tees.

Refurbishment of bunkers and pathways.

Specific amendments:

Driving Range

Construct a new purpose built covered driving range building to incorporate a specialist teaching & club fitting studio containing the very latest in technology.

Practice Area

Rebuild the Pitching Green and its approach including effective drainage.


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