Superstition Mountain bunker renovation work begins

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    The architectural work on site is being led by Phil Smith Design

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    Jack Nicklaus has been consulted on every change that is taking place

Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

A new project is underway at Superstition Mountain Golf & Country Club near Phoenix, Arizona.

The project sees an investment of more than US$2 million in the bunkering on the club’s two 18-hole courses, both originally designed by Nicklaus Design.

Jack Nicklaus himself reviewed each and every proposed change to the 36 holes at Superstition Mountain ahead of the project. Some were approved, others rejected and Nicklaus came up with alternative proposals in some instances.

The architectural work on site is being led by Phil Smith of Phil Smith Design. Smith previously worked for Nicklaus Design, and was involved with the initial construction of the Superstition Mountain courses back in the late 1990s.

Nicklaus Design are keeping a close eye on the construction work, with weekly updates sent from the project team to the firm.

The project encompasses work on all 175 bunkers across the two courses. 4,000 tons of sand will be removed, while 4,500 tons of new sand will be introduced as part of the work.