Club’s owners announce significant investment to cover cost of major course improvements
THE Japan-based owners of the Buckinghamshire Golf Club are set to invest £2million to develop and improve the acclaimed golf course near Denham.
Asahi Group Holdings Ltd has agreed to finance the improvements, following a major survey conducted by renowned golf course architects Thomson Perrett and Lobb (TPL) whose chairman is five-time Open champion, Peter Thomson.
The project will include building a reservoir, adding buggy paths and installing a new sophisticated irrigation system. The lakes on the seventh and eighth holes are also to be redesigned, with a large number of bunkers relocated and lined.
The course improvement work will be spread over the next two winters to minimise disruption to golfers, with an anticipated project completion date of March 2017.
“We are delighted our owner has agreed a major seven-figure investment which can do nothing but enhance our reputation as one of the finest inland golf facilities in the south east of England,” said Buckinghamshire Course & Grounds Manager, Andy Ewence.
“These are exciting times for all of us here at the club. Building a large reservoir will help us to save money and improve our sustainability and means we won’t be reliant on using mains water.
“Installing a new irrigation system will help us to produce tournament standard conditions throughout the year, while our advanced new sprinkler system will also reduce wastage. We will be able to target only the greens, surrounds, approaches, fairways and tees where water is required.”