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#1 languid

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 04:49 PM

Are there any guidelines on severity of such bunkers?

Are they a good for regular Club courses?

Any references would be appreciated.



#2 OldBogey

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:10 PM

I would not be happy if I got caught in one.

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:24 PM

It is called revetting. Cut the face/wall of the bunker back on an angle, then lay the first row of sod on the ground, green side up. Then lay the next row green side down onto the first row, third row, lay normal, fourth row upside down, etc etc, till you reach the level of the lip you desire. Looks mint if done properly, but needs to be replaced on maybe a yearly basis.[attachment=3665:image.jpg][attachment=3666:image.jpg]

Lots done in Scotland, Europe. Make it as penal as hell if you want. Just make them deep.
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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:30 PM

I would not be happy if I got caught in one.

reminds me of the Dunes for some reason;)

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Posted 16 September 2014 - 07:40 AM

My club Glenelg has 93 of these bunkers which are extremely severe in places.

 

 

http://www.glenelggo...he-golf-course/


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#6 RobNewy

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:43 AM

Whats the idea of alternate layers?
Is it just a visual thing?

#7 Shanks4ever

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 03:08 PM

Stacked sods of turf and dirt.

 

They were a popular from of bunker in Scotland to ensure the wind did not blow the sand out of bunkers on links courses near the sea.

 

Heavy on maintenance, need to be rebuilt every 3 - 5 years.



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Posted 18 September 2014 - 12:33 PM

Picked up the following on a Blog

 

http://fieldstonegc....aintenance.html


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Posted 21 September 2014 - 03:47 PM

It is called revetting. Cut the face/wall of the bunker back on an angle, then lay the first row of sod on the ground, green side up. Then lay the next row green side down onto the first row, third row, lay normal, fourth row upside down, etc etc, till you reach the level of the lip you desire. Looks mint if done properly, but needs to be replaced on maybe a yearly basis.attachicon.gifimage.jpgattachicon.gifimage.jpg
Lots done in Scotland, Europe. Make it as penal as hell if you want. Just make them deep.



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Posted 21 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

It is called revetting. Cut the face/wall of the bunker back on an angle, then lay the first row of sod on the ground, green side up. Then lay the next row green side down onto the first row, third row, lay normal, fourth row upside down, etc etc, till you reach the level of the lip you desire. Looks mint if done properly, but needs to be replaced on maybe a yearly basis.attachicon.gifimage.jpgattachicon.gifimage.jpg
Lots done in Scotland, Europe. Make it as penal as hell if you want. Just make them deep.


Absolute bastardry. Boarding school stuff.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 08:08 AM

My club Glenelg has 93 of these bunkers which are extremely severe in places.

 

 

http://www.glenelggo...he-golf-course/

 

I love the sandless one on the right hand side of the 17 green.



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Posted 23 September 2014 - 06:48 PM

I love the sandless one on the right hand side of the 17 green.

Converted from sand a couple of years ago, 1 at the rear of 3 as well.

 

If you are ever in Adelaide send me a PM and we can have a hit and you can enjoy them first hand with your reciprocal rights.


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