Royal Blackheath Golf Club
Royal Blackheath Golf Club
Royal Blackheath Golf Club
3rd hole prior to commencement
3rd hole with turf stripped
Works in progress on 3rd hole
Ditching works on 3rd hole
3rd hole on completion of works
Reconstructed bunker on left of 3rd green
Reconstructed bunker on right of 3rd green
Installing drainage
New drainage outfall headwall
Works in progress on 15th hole
Shaping works on 15th hole
15th hole on completion of works
Works in progress on 16th hole
Greens turf stripped and stored on sheets for re-use
Works in progress on 16th green
Work in progress on 16th green
Resoiling surrounds on 16th hole
16th hole on completion of works
 
 

Royal Blackheath Golf Club, London

Golf course improvements

Following a competitive tender MJ Abbott Limited was awarded the contract to carry out Phase 1 of the course improvement master-plan at the historic Royal Blackheath Golf Club during the summer of 2015.

Working closely with golf course architect Ken Moodie of Creative Golf Design to a tight schedule, and despite a period of poor weather, the following works were completed:

  • Renovation of 6 holes
  • Partial reconstruction of the 16th green
  • Construction of new tee complexes on the 2nd and 17th holes
  • Construction, lining and sanding of 19 new bunkers
  • Ditch works, including 35m of new ditch connecting two existing ditches, re-grading and cleaning of existing ditches and a 26m long 300m diameter culvert across the 3rd fairway
  • Upgrading irrigation system within working areas to suit new features
  • Three large areas of hollows and mounding
  • Preparation and turfing or seeding of all working areas.

Phase 2 of the course improvement master-plan is due to take place in August 2016, with the remaining works to be completed in a 3rd phase planned for 2017.

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