Greens replacement at Victoria GC
Work commenced this week on the replacement of greens at Victoria Golf Club, converting what are predominantly poa surfaces to Pure Distinction bentgrass, a relatively new variety but one which has gained in popularity in recent times. We have had experience with this variety at a few courses including our redesign of Royal Canberra and more recently Peninsula Kingswood.
The significance of this work is not lost of our firm with many greens (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 18) among some of the oldest original surfaces on the sand-belt. To ensure contours are correctly reinstated we have undertaken detailed surveys of each green complex and utilised some sophisticated grading equipment to attain a high degree of accuracy.
In addition to the re-instatment of the original greens the works also include some design alterations to 3 of the newer green complexes (5, 12 and 17) where our aim is to create greens and bunkers closer in style to the originals. Tees are also being levelled with a few extra areas created and minor works to some bunkers, paths and indigenous vegetation areas.
Works are estimated to be complete by Christmas with the full course in play In February 2019.
We are also delighted with the recent news that Victoria has been awarded the Australian Open in 2022. It will be the first time the tournament has returned in almost two decades and a fabulous way to showcase the work.
:: Mike Cocking