The re development of the entire Hawk GC 15th green complex includes the re – design of the putting green, green surrounds, fairway and bunkers. This project has been identified as the number 1 priority in the master plan and has been discussed at the committee and board level for more than a decade.
The new green in this proposal will be almost 60% larger in size than the original green and the new design will provide:
· Improved playability
· Greater variety of hole locations
· Larger target from the tee
· Enhanced recovery shot options
· Improved strategic shot values
· More user friendly for higher handicap players
· Improved agronomics
o enhanced drainage
o improved wear tolerance from foot traffic
o reduced winter injury potential
The scope of work during this re design will include demolition of all existing features and turf on the green side of the pond, limited tree removal, complete new drainage and irrigation installation and all new sod on the putting green, fairway and rough.
The construction schedule for this project is September 23rd - October 17th. The project will require closing the golf hole until the end of the season.
The opening schedule for the new green in the spring of 2014 will largely be dependent on weather and soil temperatures which affect turf growth and rooting of sod. A normal spring and the green may be open by early May and a cool spring may see the green open a few weeks later.
Priddis Greens Management will provide project management while working closely with Wade Horrocks from ground3 (GC Architect) & Goodwin Golf (Builder) to complete the project.