Virginia club undergoing bunker renovation

Virginia club undergoing bunker renovation

Chris Campbell, Ron Despain overseeing work on Norman Course at The Golf Club at Lansdowne.

March 2, 2017
The Norman Course at The Golf Club at Lansdowne will undergo a complete bunker renovation this spring. Located near Leesburg, Va., The Golf Club at Lansdowne is open to club members and guests of the Lansdowne Resort and Spa and offers 45-holes of golf – 27 holes designed by Greg Norman (the Norman Course and Shark Bite), and 18 holes designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Chris Campbell of Greg Norman Golf Course Design, who originally directed the construction of the Norman course, along with Ron Despain of Troon, will oversee the project. As part of the renovation, bunkers will be regraded, reshaped and rebuilt incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system featuring Capillary Concrete. The lining method increases the speed at which water flows through the sand and the lining, minimizing contamination, reducing maintenance and producing superior consistency. The bunker renovation commences on the front-nine in March, followed by the back-nine in April. The entire project is expected to be completed before May if weather cooperates.

“This bunker renovation is a part of our continuous effort to deliver excellent playing conditions to Lansdowne’s members and guests,” said Craig Forgash, PGA director of golf at The Golf Club at Lansdowne. “Our commitment to fine tuning our golf and hospitality assets is unwavering.”