New bunkers added and greens altered at Jandia Golf Course

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    A number of green complexes have been reshaped and renovated as part of the recent work

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    The course was originally designed by US architect Ron Kirby

Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

The Jandia Golf Course on the island of Fuerteventura, Spain, has reopened following a series of alterations.

Green complexes across the course have been reshaped and renovated, with additional movement and breaks introduced.

New bunkers have been added on holes 1, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 15 and 18.

Routing adjustments have also been to help improve speed of play. The old 15th and 16th holes will now be the course’s opening two holes.

A new water and irrigation system has also been put in place, while highly invasive plant species have been removed from surface slopes on hole 4,6, 8, 11 and 17. 

Renovations were made to the course’s practice facilities, including the driving range, putting green and short game area.

The Jandia Golf Course has a somewhat chequered history, having lay dormant for five years from 2009 to 2014 after its previous owners went bankrupt.

The course was originally designed by US architect Ron Kirby. As part of the reopening efforts in 2014, John Chilver-Stainer was commissioned to lead the adjustments to the course, working alongside local golf course builder and maintenance company Shaper Golf Canarias.

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