Golf Course Architecture - Issue 63, January 2021

45 TEE BOX More great content is available at . Go online to read the below articles in full: ON THE WEB Custodians of the course In the final article of an exclusive series for GCA , golf course architect Mike Clayton considers the role and responsibilities of green committee members. Photo: GCA Medinah CC selects OCM to develop master plan Medinah Country Club in Illinois has appointed OCM Golf to develop a master plan for its #3 course, which will host the Presidents Cup in 2026. Photo: Evan Schiller Peter Fjällman redesigns six greens at Gullbringa Peter Fjällman is redesigning six greens on the Blue course at Gullbringa Golf & Country Club in Sweden. Photo: Gullbringa Golf & Country Club Sentosa reopens The Serapong Grauballe completes renovation of Simon’s GC Photo: Sentosa Golf Club Photo: Caspar Grauballe Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore has reopened its Serapong course following the completion of renovation work by Andrew Johnston, the club’s general manager and director of agronomy. The project included new bunkering, regrassing fairways, new drainage, relevelling all tee boxes and minor grading adjustments. Johnston said: “Being located in a sub-tropical climate means the golf course ages faster than an ordinary one, and these renovations are crucial to maintaining the quality of the playing surfaces, as well as the conditions and high standards that we pride ourselves on here at Sentosa.” Cho Minn Thant, commissioner and chief executive officer at the Asian Tour, said: “The renovations have enabled The Serapong to retain its unique personality and characteristics that made it one of the world’s top golf courses. “We are looking forward to welcoming back Asia’s best players this year to battle it out at the SMBC Singapore Open.” Golf course architect Caspar Grauballe has completed renovation work at the 27-hole Simon’s Golf Club in Kvistgård, Denmark. “The project was primarily about safeguarding the course for the future and the more extreme weather we are experiencing, and we expect to see more of in the future,” said Grauballe. “We introduced more drainage, an upgraded irrigation system and a complete upgrade of all bunkers.” Construction work by Nelson & Vecchio initially began in April, albeit with a slow start due to Denmark’s Covid-related travel restrictions. All bunkers have now been lined with Capillary Concrete and edged with Durabunker synthetic bunker edging. “From a playability point of view, we took the opportunity to update the strategy of the holes and to ensure a fair distribution of challenges for the players,” said Grauballe. “It has been a fantastic upgrade of the course for players as well as greenkeepers.”