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Bunker Renovation Project

 

 

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY GOLF COURSE

BUNKER PROJECT PHASE 2 INFORMATION

 

On Monday, October 29th, the George E. Ley Company will begin the second phase of the bunker project that was started in the spring at Rutgers University Golf Course.  Architect Stephen Kay, who is also an Instructor of Golf Construction in the Rutgers Professional Turfgrass Management Program, has returned to provide his expertise in the redesign of the bunkers.  There will be no tees leveled in this project.  Head Superintendent Terry Sedon will be heading up the project for the golf course.

The work in the bunker renovation project will consist of:

·         pulling the sand away from the edge of the bunker,

·         repair of current bunker blanket and replacement of bunker blanket with Flexscape where needed

·         removal of excess bunker sand build up outside bunker

·         removal and replacement of the sod around the bunkers

·         re-edging of bunkers    

·         Approximate total square footage of grass resodding = 40,000

 

We understand that many of you will have questions, and we address a few of the anticipated one's below:

·        Off peak rates are in effect, and green fee rates before 1 pm will be  $29 weekday green fee, $42 weekend green fee, $29 senior green fee.  Rates are lower after 1 pm 7 days a week.  Please check our website for a complete listing of green fees and last cart and equipment rentals.

·         All 18 holes will be open for play on the weekends!

·         All work is expected to be completed in four to five weeks, weather permitting.

In order to maintain a safe environment for the contractors and our customers and to facilitate for a faster completion of the project, the golf course will only have 9 holes open for play during the week, and players will be playing the same 9 twice on an 18 hole round.  All 18 holes will be open on weekends. As we move through play, we will ask players to not play out of bunkers that are under construction. 

We are extremely excited to complete these bunkers, and can’t wait to show off the finished product!  Updates on the progress will be posted on bulletin boards, our website and social media accounts. 

If you have any questions regarding this project, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the professional staff. 

COMPLETE LIST OF BUNKERS TO BE RENOVATED

Bunkers

#1 fairway

#2 right and left fairway

#4 fairway - all 3

#5 fairway

#6 fairway and left greenside

#7 - both fairway

#9 both fairway

#10 greenside

#12 fairway and greenside

#13 both fairway

#15 fairway and greenside

#16 fairway

#18 fairway

Total = 26 bunkers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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