Golf Course Architecture - Issue 75, January 2024

91 EYEBROW (E.G. BLINDNESS) PROMOTED ZLine Bunker Systems Booth: 4034 The Club at Carlton Woods in Woodlands, Texas, has renovated its Jack Nicklaus course following it hosting the 2023 LPGA Chevron Championship. It selected ZLine Bunker Systems for its bunker liner solution. The project saw ZLine experts conduct site assessments and meetings with course management, and it was agreed that the newly released Xtreme System, using the Sand Match colour system, would best meet the course’s needs. The ease of installing the system meant the contractor could meet the tight timeline, while mitigating the challenges of the summer heat, humidity and thunderstorms that the area often experiences. The successful implementation of ZLine’s bunker liner has led to improved playability on the course, better drainage, reduced maintenance requirements, improved sustainability, improved aesthetics, and an enhanced visual appeal. ZLine’s bunker solution was used for the renovation at The Club at Carlton Woods in Texas Toro Booth: 4515 Toro has been instrumental in providing excellent playing conditions for Marco Simone Golf & Country Club near Rome, Italy, before, during and after the 2023 Ryder Cup. “Water management was our biggest challenge in preparing for the Ryder Cup,” said Lara Arias, the thensuperintendent of Marco Simone. “We were determined to create world-class playing conditions while conserving precious water resources. And that’s where Toro’s irrigation solutions became the unsung heroes of the Ryder Cup’s sustainability mission.” Toro’s Lynx Central Control System and INFINITY sprinkler heads, were instrumental in achieving this harmony. Over 2,000 sprinklers were deployed across the course. The Lynx Central Control System played a pivotal role in optimising water usage, a critical factor in a region that often experiences scorching summers. Toro’s irrigation systems were critical to the 2023 Ryder Cup’s sustainability mission Photo: Toro