Doug Carrick prepares two-hole redesign at Burlington

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    Doug Carrick will begin a two-hole redesign project at Burlington Golf and Country Club

  • Burlington

    Work on the seventeenth includes new tees, fairway and greenside bunkers and green

Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys

Golf course architect Doug Carrick will begin a two-hole redesign project in September at Burlington Golf and Country Club in Ontario, Canada.

Carrick Design was retained in 2004 to prepare a master plan for the club. Since then, the golf architecture firm has renovated all bunkers and rebuilt most tees, including a few that extended the course.

The focus of this year’s work is the redesign of the fifth and seventeenth holes, which Carrick recommended in his 2004 plan. The club is now able to complete them along with rebuilding the sixth green; the new second, seventh and eighteenth tees; and the regrading of chipping areas on the short game area.

The fifth will include new tees, fairway section, two greenside bunkers and green.

Work on the seventeenth includes new tees, fairway and greenside bunkers and green, as well as the expansion, cleaning and rebuilding of the pond to the front-left of the green.

“We are most excited by the opportunity to rebuild the seventeenth hole which runs alongside Burlington Bay on Lake Ontario,” said Carrick. “The redesign will eliminate a blind tee shot, create a more playable approach into the green, elevate the green and restore the Stanley Thompson design characteristics that were lost during a previous renovation.”

Work will begin in early September and is scheduled to be completed by late October. FlightLine Golf, headed by Spencer Adams, is handling construction. The course superintendent is Dean Baker who previously worked at 2018 Canadian Open host Glen Abbey.

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