Welcome To DurabunkerSpecialists in Synthetic Bunker Edge Construction
DURABUNKER: THE PRODUCT
Durabunker is a patented geosynthetic bunker edge system that honours traditional aesthetics whilst transforming bunker maintenance, safeguarding design integrity and realizing significant cost and labour savings. Through the re-purposing of used synthetic turf and progressive construction methodologies, Durabunker offers unparalleled bunker edge stability and unrivalled longevity. The product has beeng adopted on 4 different continents and built at PGA, LPGA and Ryder Cup Venues. Durabunker represents a new standard in bunker edge performance.
DURABUNKER: THE COMPANY
Durabunker Ltd are specialists in the design, construction and maintenance of synthetic ‘sod wall’ or ‘revetted’ bunker edges. We offer a range of services to execute any type and size of bunker project. Working with leading architects such as Nicklaus Design, Greg Norman Design and Gill Hanse Design, and PGA, LPGA and Ryder Cup Venues we have built a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of bunker design and construction. Whether it’s renovation, restoration, re-modelling or new builds, we are ideally positioned to assist you in every aspect of your project.
Durabunker: Next Generation Bunker EdgingKey Benefits
Significant Cost and Labour Savings
Design Life 20+ Years
Resistant to Washout
Prevents Sand Contamination
Resistant to Extreme Heat and Freeze Thaw Cycles
Safeguards Design Integrity
Resistant to Burrowing Animals
Requires No Water
Environmentally Friendly, Built from 100% Re-cycled Material
Range of Design Styles
Durabunker: Next Generation Bunker EdgingWorking With Us
We recognize that each project and site is unique and as such will not recommend a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Several adaptations of Durabunker are available, we will walk you through the process of tailoring your project to represents best value and guarantee best results. Services we offer include:
Durabunker at PGA Tour VenueThe First PGA Tour Event to Feature Synthetic Bunker Faces
Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Florida is the host venue of the LPGA Tour Championships and PGA Tour Event, ‘The Franklin Templeton Shootout’. A Greg Norman Signature Design, the bunkers at this world class golf course were suffering with significant instability issues, the answer to which we were able to provide. Durabunker Ltd completed a bunker renovation at the venue in 2016 that ran over 2 Summers. Witness the transformation and watch some of the world’s best golfers do battle with Durabunker.
Banyon Cay Resort, formerly a 36 hole complex, known as The Presidents Club, has undergone a complete redevelopment. A portion of the land on which the original 36 holes were built, was sold for real estate development, whilst the remaining holes of the original venue we demolished, being replaced by a new course Jack Nicklaus Signature Design . This drone footage, taken at the end of the ‘Grow In’ phase of the project, captures a glimpse of a Durabunker built in the heart of the green complex on the 12th hole, as designed by Mr Nicklaus himself, along with a some of the other Durabunkers built in the Summer of 2017. We are very grateful to have been trusted by the Nicklaus Design group to bring a small part of their vision to life on this Jack Nicklaus Signature Project.
In the Summer of 2017 we travelled to West Palm Beach, Florida, to begin the installation of Durabunker on a Jack Nicklaus Signature Design, formerly known as the Presidents Club, but now renamed Banyon Cay Resort. We worked alongside and trained local contractors Ryan Golf on this project and following completion, a very special visit took place. The very first Durabunker built on this project can be seen at the start of the video being inspected by Mr Nicklaus and his representatives. An incredible honour and privilege to be a small part of this very significant project.
It seemed like a good design solution; that got my attention, then we got involved with this new project in Colorado, where they wanted to go the revetted-bunker route. This seemed like the right solution for that environment, too.
- Steve Wenzloff, PGA Tour Design Services, PGA Tour,
Once pricing was established, I did a financial analysis of Durabunker vs a standard natural grass sloped bunker. While initial costs are higher using Durabunker, cost of maintenance is greatly reduced due to zero mowing, zero fertilizing, pesticide applications, resodding, watering etc. Our ROI would be met within a matter of years.
Once the go...
- Damon DiGiorgio, Course Superintendent, Fieldstone Golf Course, Michigan, USA
The construction skills demonstrated by the Durabunker team were exceptional. We certainly benefited from having them lead the project and I would recommend the team and the product to any club. They were a pleasure to work with.
In terms of the product, it is saving us a tremendous amount of time and looks fantastic. Although we’re a...
- Scott Gibson, Course Manager, St Enodoc Golf Course, Cornwall, UK
As new owners at Strand GC we were looking to invest in the golf course and in particular, upgrade our bunkers which we felt were in particularly poor condition and added very little to the golf course visually. The Durabunker team took on the design element of the renovation as well as the construction of Durabunker itself. The design ideas they...
We felt the Durabunker option was a perfect fit here and we have hopes it will be a strong investment for many years to come. We are excited about the potential longevity in the Durabunker wall construction and sustainability of the sod wall look along with the opportunity to maintain Greg Norman’s design intent
During the initial stages of the...
- Kirk Richmond, Director of Golf Course Maintenance, Tiburón Golf Course, Naples, FL, USA
We’ve been impressed everywhere we’ve seen it done, and we did extraordinary due diligence before finalizing this decision. The playability over time is exactly what one would expect from stacked-sod, in terms of look and bounce. But the owners here are like owners anywhere: They thought it unnecessarily expensive and disruptive to rebuild with...
- David Dale, Golf Course Architect, The Club at Nine Bridges, South Korea
The bunkers at Tennessee National were very similar to what I envisioned at the TPC Colorado. Following dialogue with Durabunker, and discussion with the ownership group, it was decided that the Durabunker option would enable us to build sod wall bunkers without the inherent problems that traditional construction with natural turf brings.
- Art Schaupter, Golf Course Architect, TPC Colorado, USA
It was evident to me that the experience and knowledge Rhydian and the team brought to the project was first class. In fact everything was first class, from communication, logisitics, planning, material, design and execution. It was clear to me that these people really knew bunkers but it was the wider vision about how other aspects of the golf course...
- Carlos De Lineras, General Manager, Club De Golf Norba, Caceras, Spain
The design ideas brought to the table by Durabunker have been fantastic, the new to the old is like night and day. The installation team were first class, exceptional and very knowledgeable. The product itself has performed fantastically for us and so has the liner supplied by Durabunker. We have continued the project under licence and have received site...
- Andy McEvoy, Course Manager, Coombe Wood Golf Club, England
We appreciate that Bunker Renovation projects and New Builds demand significant investment. We are able to work with you to tailor projects to your particular requirements. Whether that is an intensive build over several weeks, or a 5 year incremental model, we can work with you to finance and plan your project, showing return on investment through financial modelling.
Clients will testify that through sustainable bunker construction, using our synthetic bunker system, return on investment can be delivered over a short period when compared to the life design of our product. Hidden value such as labour savings, member satisfaction and improved course conditions due to diversion of staff time away from bunker maintenance, have helped convince clients on 4 different continents to invest in Durabunker.
We are confident that our product will not only meet your expectations but exceed them.