Installing gravel carpet on 9th Green
Installing gravel carpet on 9th Green
Installing gravel carpet on 9th Green
Removing turf on 4th Green
Stripping 1st Green
Installing drainage on 18th Green
Stripping 16th Green
Installing drainage on 11th Green
Checking gravel carpet levels on 14th Green
Installing rootzone on 14th Green
Installing rootzone on 15th Green
Checking rootzone levels on 17th Green
Turfing in progress on 17th Green
Turfing in progress on 4th Green
Installing irrigation at the 4th Green
Installing drainage outfall pipe at 4th Green
4th Green complete and handed over

Long Ashton Golf Club, Bristol

Reconstruction of 14 greens

Founded in 1893 and situated just three miles from Bristol's city centre, Long Ashton is one of the area's premier golf clubs. Providing a true test of golf for players of all abilities, and complemented by a most welcoming clubhouse and some of the region's best practice facilities, Long Ashton is a fine place to enjoy playing golf at any time of the year. The course meanders along the back of a limestone ridge, and offers fine views across the city and the surrounding hills.

Long Ashton Golf Club contracted golf construction specialists MJ Abbott to carry out an ambitious greens reconstruction project to cement the Club's reputation as the highest quality golf course in the Bristol area.

The project saw the complete reconstruction of 14 greens, comprising:

  • removal of the existing turf and careful storage for re-laying;
  • excavation of 400mm of the existing soil, clay and rock, and shaping to maintain the existing green contours;
  • installation of a new herringbone drainage system;
  • laying a 100mm gravel carpet;
  • laying a 300mm layer of sand-rich rootzone;
  • re-laying the original turf;
  • renewal of the irrigation around the greens where necessary; and
  • reinstatement of all disturbance to the course.

MJ Abbott was selected following a competitive tender process, having demonstrated that it was able to devote the necessary resources to the project to complete the contract within the Club's required tight timescale of just five weeks from start to finish, causing the minimum possible disruption to play.

The project was completed in early November 2013.

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