Profile Porous Ceramics has been chosen as the preferred rootzone amendment for greens and tees for the re-development of the golf course at San Roque Club, Spain. This is first course in Spain to incorporate Profile Porous Ceramic into a complete 18-hole renovation.
Formerly the home of the Domecq sherry family, The San Roque Club sits on an enviable backdrop surrounded by lush hills and historic cork oak woods. The club is set within 340 acres of peaceful and natural Andalusian where the ancient Cork Oaks dominate the landscape. Originally built in 1990 by architect Dave Thomas, San Roque's Old Course carries a classic, parkland feel on very rolling landscape that allows for some beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, as well as the Mediterranean Sea a few kilometers in the distance, especially from the 13th tee and 14th green. Seve Ballesteros also redesigned the Old Course's bunkers a few years back.
After extensive testing at USGA accredited labs, Profile Porous Ceramics was chosen as the preferred rootzone amendment. The addition of Porous Ceramic clearly improved the physical performance of the rootzone by increasing infiltration, capillary and non-capillary percentages and both water and nutrient retention. PPC is a permanent improvement as its degradation is less than 3% over 20 years.
Works commenced in December 2019 and it is anticipated that the course will re-open at year end. The main contractor is Atlantic Golf Construction; Turfgrass will serve as the golf agronomist and project manager (both Atlantic and Turfgrass are EIGCA Bronze partners).
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