EIGCA Associate Member James Edwards, of EDI golf design, carried out the conceptual and design work for the project.
Following reinvestment from sale of land, the club wanted to redevelop the 9th hole from tee to green which included: new tee complex, fairway, bunkering, new green site, lake with detailed wall feature.
During the winter months Ham Manor’s reputation as one of the wetter courses in the region presented an initial challenge to construction, were further emphasised by one of the worst winters in 35 years, requiring specialised low ground pressure equipment for the moving of material.
With the new lake earth works completed, "L" shaped reinforced concrete sections were lowered in over a distance of 50m to support the edge of the new green site and feature "Ha Ha" Wall.
Improving heavy ground conditions, large scale earth works directed surface water swiftly into catch basins and piped underground to the new stream feature at the short game academy.
Working closely with James Edwards on site our shapers and finishers completed the final shaping works on the golf hole, adding intricate detailing on the bunkers and greens complex in the field.
After battling the "Beast from the East" the project was completed on schedule officially opening September 2018. CJW Golf are proud of the final achievement, hoping to continue "shaping the future" for many more clubs to come.
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