Restoration work at Cruden Bay hole 14
Cruden Bay
Construction work at Copt Heath hole 13
Copt Heath
Hand finishing the bunker edges at Swinley Forest
Swinley Forest
Laying grass sods at Broadstone
Recreated dune vegetation at Royal Hague
Royal Hague

One of the most important aspects of doing good restoration work on classic courses is the actual construction work. Making plans and doing drawings is all very well, but the actual construction work is so detail oriented and requires so much flexibility that is vital that the restoring architect is on site as much as possible. Only that way it is possible to realize the full potential of a restoration.

An important element in the construction phase is the interaction between the greenkeeping team, the shapers/contractor and the golf architect. Part of this is transfer of knowhow from the architect, but also is making sure that the greenkeeping team is comfortable that they will be able to maintain what is being built. Ideally the relationship between these three parties is very close, allowing for a cooperation leading to the best possible results.

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