December 2019

Royal North Devon Golf Club 18th Green


Our winter projects are still ongoing. We are progressing well with the construction of the new bunkers along the new 7th hole. We have finished the construction and landscaping of 3 three of them, which leaves just one greenside bunker to complete.  We have also completed the new bunker alongside the 9th green.

We still have to fill in and turf 3 old bunkers, one on the 7th and two on the 9th

We have also started the construction of what will be a new red tee for the new 9th hole.

We hope to have all of these projects finished by the end of January.

The greens are still holding up well despite the constant onslaught from Mother Nature.  Slightly concerning is that the crows have once again started pecking at the greens, causing significant damage to 12th green already.  The greens were treated in June to target the grubs that the crows seek.  Whilst we have seen a reduction in grub numbers there are still several present in the soil. We continue to try new lotions and potions in our battle against them.  Some new decoy crows have been placed out there, which is keeping the crows at bay, for now!

I’d like to acknowledge all the hard work and effort put in by the team, especially over the last few weeks, in what has been some very challenging conditions.

May I also take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy holiday season.

Kind regards,

The Greens Staff.





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