Construction to begin on new-look course at Channels Golf Club later this month

Construction to begin on new-look course at Channels Golf Club later this month
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

Construction will begin later this month on what will be a new course at Channels Golf Club near Chelmsford, UK.

Swan Golf Designs successfully negotiated planning permission in late February to build a new course at the club, which will lie immediately north of the existing site. 

The new course will feature 13 new holes, with five from the existing design to be adapted to complete the 18-hole layout.

A full 18 holes will be kept open at all times at the club during the work, in order to minimise disruption to the membership.

“Over the last couple of years we have been working through the detailed planning application process which has involved consulting with Chelmsford City Council, Essex County Council and the Environment Agency, as well as several other environmental, ecological and archaeological consultants,” explained William Swan, director of Swan Golf Designs. “Throughout this process we’ve been making minor design alterations to the proposed golf course layout to take into account their advice but without compromising the objective of producing the finest golf course in Essex. Our brief is to provide a golf course fit for the 21st century, as the sport has, of course, taken massive strides technically in the last 30 years.”

The new-look 6,670 yard course is scheduled to be fully open by 2017.

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