Golf Course Architecture - Green Pages 2024

Photo: MJ Abbott MJ ABBOTT From the outset of 2023, UK construction firm MJ Abbott has found little time to pause, with the widely reported boom in golf translating to the ground. The early part of the year saw the completion of several small and mid-size projects: a short-game practice green, six-hole academy and putting green at Goodwood Estate in Sussex; a return to the West course at Wentworth, Surrey, to improve tournament infrastructure with two large compound areas for television and hospitality; the third phase of bunker work at Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire; and a return to Surrey for a new parthree sixteenth at Foxhills Club & Resort and three new tees on the Old course at Sunningdale. Two large projects were completed in spring and summer: the reconstruction of the Garden nine at The Wisley in Woking and the redesign of La Grande Mare, by European Golf Design, on the island of Guernsey. England experienced one of its wettest summers on record, creating ground issues and making it challenging to meet summer and autumn seeding schedules. Building the boom MJ Abbott has completed a host of construction projects across the UK in 2023. 10 MJ Abbott rebuilt the Garden nine at The Wisley