Members and guests can look forward to an enhanced golfing experience at The Manor House Golf Club in 2023 with the acclaimed Wiltshire venue making a number of upgrades to its championship course this winter.
Already renowned for its quality and outstanding year-round condition thanks to the exceptional drainage of the par-72 layout, officials at the club have announced a further period of course investment, with a major sustainable bunker renovation project among the improvements being made.
Greener by design, The Manor House is introducing BunkerMat technology on the majority of its 80 bunkers to improve sand retention on the steep slopes. The open structure of the BunkerMat fibres allows the sand to be held, and the technique has been introduced on several championship courses worldwide.
Work has already begun on holes on the front nine of the course – which was designed by Peter Alliss and Clive Clark – with plans to continue the work on the back nine at the 6,500-yard parkland course heading into the new year.
The Manor House’s greenkeeping team has also recently completed a project to help prevent erosion on the bank of the greenside lake of the second hole. Repurposing rock originally removed from the ground to create the course irrigation lake, the bank has been reinforced and given a stunning finish to ensure the part of the course is in play for years to come.
The course improvement plan continues a year of investment at the venue and a continued push towards being as carbon friendly as possible, including the installation of 160 solar panels on the greenkeepers’ equipment store and clubhouse to help power a new fleet of 50 state-of-the-art buggies. A new Gambetti sprayer has also been purchased by the club for turf care purposes.
Golf club manager, Andrew Ryan, said: “It’s an exciting time here at The Manor House Golf Club as we head into the winter. Following investment in the new buggies and the solar panels, we are turning our attention to ensuring the course is in great shape for the coming months.
“The team have worked incredibly hard on the projects we have started in recent months, including the bunker improvement and stunning repair work to the second greenside bank.
“Our parkland course offers a brilliant challenge for golfers of all abilities and the work we are doing will only make the course better to play and experience.”
Located in Castle Combe, named the prettiest village in the UK last year by FBM Holidays, The Manor House has long possessed a strong local membership while also being a popular golfing stay and play destination.
The club is now taking bookings for golf breaks this winter. Packages start from £140 per person and include bed and breakfast in a standard room, a £35 per person allocation to use towards dinner, use of the driving range and 18 or 36 holes of golf.
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