There are a total of 85 bunkers over the 2 courses, with 68 on the Medal and 17 on the Broomfield course.
This winter we plan to rebuild 25 of the bunkers.They are being rebuilt because their faces are starting to deteriorate and would likely collapse next season if they were left in their current condition. The fairly mild weather that we have experienced so far this winter has helped and we are already well underway with this bunker building programme.
Shown below are photographs of some of the bunker work that has been undertaken so far.
6th Medal hole
The right hand greenside bunker before the rebuild.
The new revetted face is finished and the relaying of the surrounding turf almost complete. Ricky Watt can be seen using the blower to keep the site tidy.
Ricky putting in the base layer.
14th Medal hole
The two right hand greenside bunkers, one with the face already rebuilt the other in the process of being dug out.
Steve Doig and Gary Tough working on the second greenside bunker.
Steve and Gary getting there .
Trying to get finished before they come off on their Christmas holidays.
16th Medal hole
Digging out the old face of the left hand bunker.
Liam Scott and Jamie Beedie building the wall.
Jamie our apprentice greenkeeper getting stuck in.
Liam and Jamie continuing to build the wall up.
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