Laurel Hill Golf Club

Mini exes in action

Sand removal and gravel install going on simultaneously

Lorton, Virginia  Situated on rolling terrain just outside the District of Columbia and dotted with 120 flashed-sand bunkers, Laurel Hill continued to experience bunker erosion and contamination from even the mildest of rains.  That is, until Golf Creations came in to replace the failing fabric liners and contaminated sand in all 120 bunkers using the Better Billy Bunker method.  It was a great experience all around for GC, as we put to work our Better Billy Bunker certification — not every contractor is entrusted with this sort of work — and GC construction manager, Matt Lohmann, got the chance to revisit one of the first jobs he originally did while working for Wadsworth Golf Construction early in his career. Click for more on how the new bunkers held up to Hurricane Sandy.

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Architect:  W.R. Love, Inc. Golf Course Architecture

punctuation-marks-quotation-marksWhen Golf Creations left the property one could scarcely see any evidence that a large reconstruction project had just occurred . Now after a large rain event there is little or no washing out of the bunkers. Instead of 200+ repair hours it might take an extra hour at most. The sand simply does not move. I highly recommend both the Better Billy Bunker method of bunker construction and Golf Creations as an installer.”

 – Rick Owens, Golf Course Superintendent C.G.C.S.

Erosion before renovation

1. Existing sand removal

2. Existing draintile testing

3. Gravel layer installation

4. Polymer application

5. Sand installation