New short game area @noordwijksegolfclub is developing well under some beautiful skies! The Dutch dune systems just as dramatic as those we were drooling over last week at Portrush.
It's hard enough to get Tom and Martin in the same place at the same time, let alone all 5 of us. For 24 hours only, our travel plans overlapped so we made the most of it and snapped a team photo. A wet but exciting day at Portrush, simply cannot wait for the action to begin tomorrow.
The only form of transport that makes any sense! With so much going on at Hirono, the bike is perfect for getting around and seeing it all develop. Pictured first is the approach to the 9th. Second photo is at the rear of the 18th heading back to the clubhouse. The restored rear bunker, facing the clubhouse, is visible to the right.
She's coming along well! A bit of greenery and some sand in the bunkers. Fantastic edge detail by @raglanroad45 with support from @diggermanfun38, especially front right of 8 (pictured).
Finally feels like summer is around the corner. Gorgeous evening up on the Downs. As you can tell, we are a pin in kind of bunch.
Some pictures from Hirono to get the juices flowing on this dreary Monday. From left to right, the view of the 18th green from the clubhouse, @raglanroad45 edging a bunker on the 17th and the 9th green complex under construction.
#Repost @nairnproshop ・・・ ⛳️ New Greens Opening ⛳️ Today marked the opening of the new look greens on the 1st, 7th & 14th. See above the results of the hard work over the winter period on the 14th green. The Par 3, 225 yard, “Kopjes” 📸 Great work from the team @1stgolf @mackenzieandebert as well as our very own greenskeepers here @ Nairn Golf Club 👏🏼 Stay tuned for more images of the improvements!
The contrast between the liner and dormant grass does a great job of highlighting @raglanroad45 detailed bunker edges at Hirono. Pictured is the 14th green complex. Work moving at a blistering rate so far despite some heavy spells of rain. 📷 by @elevatedoverview
2 and a half months into the project and we have the first bunker installed with sand. Some fantastic detail on the edges by @raglanroad45.
Great developments @princesgolfclub over the last 2 winters. Plenty of sand being exposed again, back to the landscape seen soon after it opened in the early 20th century. And we're not finished! More to come later this year. ・・・ #tbt A great image from 1909 of the Prince’s links and superbly illustrating the inspiration for our bunkering work over the last 18 months.
Fantastic view of the new range and practice academy at Lima Golf Club taken from one of the many high rises that surrounds the course. The range doubles up as a 6 hole par 3 course for use in the evenings with the goal being to develop a new generation of golfers.
Updates from Hirono, this time from the par 3 7th Devil's Divot. Images showing the hole in 1933, 2017 and as things stand today. Exciting to see the short right bunker being restored to its former glory. 📷 @raglanroad45
Restoration of the CH Alison's 13th hole at Hirono is progressing well. Swipe across to see the hole in 1933 - this line of play was lost and grown over with trees, great to see it back in action. Rapid work so far by the crew and fantastic shaping by @raglanroad45 and @diggermanfun38. More to come.
CH Allison's original 13th coming back to life at Hirono.
#Repost @robmcguirk ・・・ Construction of new short hole on Shore course has begun! @princesgolfclub @mackenzieandebert #golf #links
It's that time of year again! Our 2018 Review is ready for viewing. It has been a whirlwind year, and an exciting 2019 lies ahead of us with work at Hirono starting next week and the small matter of The Open at Royal Portrush in July!! Follow the link in our bio and have a flick through the review. Enjoy!
Our Christmas present to everyone this year is yet more St Andrews drone spam! How can you not be inspired by The Old on a glorious sunny evening, or any evening for that matter!? 📷 by our very own Chris @elevatedoverview
The past two winters have seen a number of sandy waste areas and dune slacks opened up on the New Course @thehomeofgolf where dense course growth was previously seen. Great landscape features as well as valuable habitat. The fine shaping work of Jaime O'Reilly comes to life under the low evening sun of a Scottish winter. 📷 by @elevatedoverview
A sneak peak of the redesigned short game area at @thehomeofgolf soon after it was turfed earlier this month. 4 greens shaped in total with the original Colt 2nd green of the Eden remaining untouched (left side of photo). 📷 by @elevatedoverview
New short game facility at @rcpgolfclub nearing completion. Replicating those world renowned Cinque Ports greens and green surrounds has been a lot of fun. @1stgolf on the shaping and @jamesbledge finishing off the greens.