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Ally Mcintosh

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Re: 2008 Mayo & Sligo Tour: STRANDHILL GC
« Reply #100 on: November 26, 2023, 05:59:45 AM »
Been on site for the last six weeks completing a large phase of work. Since I last posted:


- New 1st tee complex, shielding dune and early fairway
- New 7th tee complex
- Re-done entire dune housing 12th green and 11th tee
- 12th green re-worked at back to give views of bay and mountain
- New 11th tees + first 90 yards of fairway lowered by 10 feet to tie in to two dune ridges. Large, penal cross-bunker in to ridge.
- 10th green re-worked to right. Two new greenside bunkers.
- New practice chipping green
- 13th egress from tee re-worked
- Entire area around clubhouse landscaped in to dune land. Previous shrubbery removed
- Starting to reduce hard paths and replace with grass where possible, quartz were not.


Were slowly getting there. Only 6,200 yards Par-70 but whole golf experience significantly elevated from a few years ago. Some of the work is large but a lot of it is focused on very rudimentary man-made areas built by the members in the 80s.

Garland Bayley

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Re: 2008 Mayo & Sligo Tour: STRANDHILL GC
« Reply #101 on: November 26, 2023, 12:17:18 PM »
Been on site for the last six weeks completing a large phase of work. Since I last posted:


- New 1st tee complex, shielding dune and early fairway
- New 7th tee complex
- Re-done entire dune housing 12th green and 11th tee
- 12th green re-worked at back to give views of bay and mountain
- New 11th tees + first 90 yards of fairway lowered by 10 feet to tie in to two dune ridges. Large, penal cross-bunker in to ridge.
- 10th green re-worked to right. Two new greenside bunkers.
- New practice chipping green
- 13th egress from tee re-worked
- Entire area around clubhouse landscaped in to dune land. Previous shrubbery removed
- Starting to reduce hard paths and replace with grass where possible, quartz were not.


Were slowly getting there. Only 6,200 yards Par-70 but whole golf experience significantly elevated from a few years ago. Some of the work is large but a lot of it is focused on very rudimentary man-made areas built by the members in the 80s.

Old #9 still in place? No replacement with a new #5 inserted, and #4 extended?
"I enjoy a course where the challenges are contained WITHIN it, and recovery is part of the game  not a course where the challenge is to stay ON it." Jeff Warne

Ally Mcintosh

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Re: 2008 Mayo & Sligo Tour: STRANDHILL GC
« Reply #102 on: November 27, 2023, 02:18:16 AM »
Correct Garland. We re-worked the 9th a little to help with safety for the neighbours.


This because the original plan has been shelved for now. It was a very environmentally friendly plan but when you are dealing with SACs, you are hitting your head against a wall. So you need money to keep going.

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