Client Feedback on Project:
PGA Tour Services
It seemed like a good design solution; that got my attention. Then we got involved with this new project at TPC Colorado, where they wanted to go the revetted-bunker route. This seemed like the right solution for that environment, too.
I had made a visit to Nine Bridges back in 2012, when we were analyzing the course as a potential President Cup site. Fast forward to the fall of 2016: I was back at Nine Bridges and I could see several of the revetted bunkers had sloughed off. It came to my attention that they rebuilt them every other year and were planning to do so again. Do the math: That’s 9-10 times they’ve gone through that process.Steve Wenzloff, VP, PGA Tour Design Services
Of course, we’re putting a competition in there, so we wanted to ensure they’re viable. We did a test bunker, got buy-in and decided to rebuild them all using Durabunker.
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 such frequency. Considering this product is built from 100 percent recycled materials, maintains design integrity, prevents sand contamination, and requires no watering, ever — there’s a lot to like.
Durabunker input on site was really helpful, design ideas were shared and Durabunker Founder Rhydian Lewis and Construction Manager, David Deere, proved a very knowledgeable and valuable addition to our on site team.David Dale, Golf Course Architect, GolfPlan USA