21 Mar 2019

Advance the Course with Bunker Renovation

Previously termed as a hazard, golf course bunkers are specifically designed to test a player’s ability to play a ball from the sand.  Bunkers are developed in a variety of shapes and depths.  Typically filled with sand, a bunker has several nicknames which describe a golfer’s fondness for the challenge:  trap, beach, sandbox, or cat box.  For progressive courses, renovating bunkers can ensure that the game continues to advance.

Advance the Course with Bunker Renovation

Types of Bunkers

Bunkers are typically defined by their location on the golf course, however the shape, size, and depth of the bunker affects the obstacle’s play ability.  Aesthetics of a bunker are important to overall course design yet, functionality and maintenance are key factors when renovating.  Common types of bunkers include:

  • Fairway bunkers are located along the sides or down the center of the fairway.  These bunkers may force golfers to direct their shot over the obstacle.
  • Greenside bunkers are located along the greens.  These areas are intended to collect wayward attempts.
  • Waste bunkers are large, naturally sandy areas located on link courses.  These areas are not considered obstacles, so golfers are permitted to remove loose material prior to taking a shot.
  • Pot bunkers are small, deep areas located on link courses.

Bunker Material

Bunkers are generally filled with sand.  The contour and depth of a bunker is both aesthetically pleasing to the golf course and poses a challenge to golfers’ skills.  Taking too much or too little sand can influence the distance and direction of a golfer’s shot.

Water obstacles enhance the beauty of the course.  Water can increase the difficulty of the shot by forcing the golfer to hit over the obstacle but may also run laterally to the fairway intended to collect wayward attempts.

Areas of depressed, thick grass also pose an obstacle on a course.  These areas are related to the rough.

Advance your course with a Fusion Golf bunker renovation, and keep golfers practicing mastering the game!

07 Mar 2019

3 Components of a High Quality Golf Course

Have you ever stepped onto a course and were in awe of its beautiful design? If so, that wasn’t by accident. A luxurious golf course requires considerable planning, superior materials and skilled workers. Below are three components of a well-designed golf course that separates it from a sub-par one:

3 Components of a High Quality Golf Course

Component #1: High quality golf courses have a unique style

State-of-the-art golf courses always have a style that is all their own that can resemble a work of art. Their rolling terrains, course contours, sand-based terrain and natural hazards are more likely to be unique or different from others in the area.

Component #2: High quality golf courses have a distinct personality

Superior golf courses also have a distinct personality due to its turf, bunker depth, tee locations and water hazards. Experienced golf construction management firms know how to inject different creative aspects that can give the course more character and elevate the golfing experience.

Component #3: High quality golf courses have a well designed routing plan

Lastly, high quality golf course always have a well designed routing plan. It should allow players to carefully navigate the surrounding wetlands, woodlands and floodplains without interrupting their game. The routing plan should also reveal the best part of the course, including the amazing topographic features, quality bunker styles and tee surfaces.

Contact Fusion Golf Construction Management Today

Please contact us today if you are looking for an experienced golf course construction management firm. We would love to learn more about your specific project and develop a customized quote for your company. At Fusion Golf Construction Management, we are passionate about providing a range of services including bridge construction, hydroseeding, cart path construction, course shaping and natural disaster restoration. Our team has years of experience developing high quality golf courses in the United States and overseas.