21 Apr 2023

Upcoming fairway maintenance (2nd-4th May, both courses)

The first week of May sees our scheduled biannual Spring fairway maintenance.

Next week, in preparation for May, the fairways will be scarified, blown and over seeded. Following this, 600 tonne sand will heavily dress all fairways across the championship courses with a  17mm solid tinning.

Bernard Hunt will be closed on Tuesday 2nd May and Wednesday 3rd May (AM), whilst Longcross will close Wednesday 3rd May (PM) and Thursday 4th May. The driving range will also be closed on the morning of Friday 5th May to complete the same works.

Our contractors, Turf Tronics, will then brush in the dressing to complete the work. The expected recovery of this work is approximately 5-7 days; during this time, our starters will be reminding you that we recommend that you pick and place your balls in the fairway to improve play. We are now into our third year of completing these works, encouraging firmer surfaces all year round by increasing sand in the soil profile and leading to better turf coverage.

Furthermore, whilst drainage systems can be designed to cope with designated rainfall periods, the maintenance of the soil profile and transfer of water to the drainage system is crucial to the provision of satisfactory surfaces. Through the recovery period, we will remain members and your guests only.