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.
I didn’t really have a clear idea of what I wanted to do on our 18th hole. I knew the bunkers needed renovating and re-modelling but was unsure as to what look and style we should go for. Rhydian visited site, shared some ideas with us and showed us some visuals. I loved the idea of rising sand faces meeting a rolling shallow edge and the results really...
- Alex Lowes, Head Greenkeeper, North Manchester Golf Club, England
Bunkers at RNDGC have long suffered from sheep damage and we felt it was time to trial an alternative solution. After attending a Durabunker demonstration at St Enodoc GC, and seeing how good the bunkers looked there, we decided to trial them on the golf course with a small introductory project in May 2015. The results were really pleasing and we received...
- Mark Evans, General & Course Manager, Royal North Devon Golf Course, Devon, UK
We have developed a trust in Rhydian over the past years and along with his company, he has shown a tremendous commitment to our project, visiting site on many occasions ensuring the product is performing as expected and offering valuable input for future developments. We are excited to be continuing our bunker renovation project in conjunction with...
- Christer Ral, Owner, Frosaker Golf Course, Sweden
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,
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 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
The bunker construction and shaping skills, along with the attention to detail shown by Durabunker staff whilst leading the project at Tennessee National was exemplary. I cannot recommend the product, the staff or the company highly enough.
- Andrew McClintock, Course Superintendent, Tennessee National Golf Course, Tennessee, USA
The input on site from Durabunker was very valuable and the team led by Rhydian was able to interpret my ideas and produce the results we were all hoping for. The product itself enables designers to create ambitious bunker shapes that will remain as they were intended to look, without the concern of erosion or degradation, or indeed of leaving the golf...
- Pierre Fulke, Course Arhcitect, Pierre Fulke Design, Ryder Cup Player,
We specifically wanted the DURAbunker staff to lead the build, their experience, shaping skills and efficiency were critical to ensuring the results were what we wanted. They are one of the best teams we’ve had on site in all my years at the golf course and we will look to use them again for the remainder of the project.
- Neil Shawcross, Course Manager, Baden Hills Golf Course, Germany
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
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.