Bunker renovations continue at Alnmouth

Work at Alnmouth Golf Club as part of the club’s bunker renovation programme continued throughout the winter despite the challenging conditions – with the team delivering the planned changes to the bunkers on the par five third hole and par four seventh hole.

The work follows the detailed master plan created by architect Howard Swan of Swan Golf Design and is inkeeping with the original work on the golf course’s layout by Harry Colt.

When complete, the programme will see an overall reduction in the number of bunkers on the course by around 40% – with every bunker that remains being renovated and returned to, or reshaped in, the Colt style.

Alnmouth general manager Daniel Harrison said: “Despite the unprecedented rainfall this winter, our team has completed the bunkering work on two more holes – greatly enhancing the visual impact of these features and improving the overall challenge of both holes. We’re looking forward to seeing the new bunkers in action this season, and continuing with the programme later this year.

“Aesthetically, the bunkers are much more inkeeping with the Colt style with their small revetted faces and fescue-strewn top edges, and we’re very happy with how the programme is progressing.”