New thirteenth at East Devon

By AML

East Devon Golf Club in England's south-west has opened its rebuilt thirteenth hole.

The creation of the new hole, plus the realignment of two more, was made necessary by coastal erosion, which forced the South West Coastal Path, a long-distance national trail, to be moved inland, away from the cliff edge. The new hole, also a par three, measures 165 yards from the back tee.

East Devon's course dates from 1902. Herbert Fowler, Harry Colt and James Braid have all contributed design work over the years. The club's head greenkeeper Paul Newcombe and his crew carried out the works, to a conceptual design produced by architect Martin Ebert of Mackenzie & Ebert. The cost, around £100,000, was covered by club members.

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