The Blakes Championship course, designed by renowned course architect Howard Swan, is best described as an inland links. The layout and undulations of the course are totally unique to the area with rolling fairways and sleepered bunkers giving the feel of a traditional seaside links.
A unique drainage system involving a grid work of gully pots positioned on all fairways, USGA standard sand based tees and greens enable the course to be playable in all conditions. Full computerised fairway, tee and green irrigation enable all areas to remain green and lush should there be a lack of rainfall. Tees and greens have been constructed to a size that will mean that the use of temporary greens and mats as teeing points will not be necessary.
Buggy paths that cover the entire golf course enable buggies to be used for 12 months of the year.
“Having seen the level of investment in staff and the very latest machinery, I am sure that the same standard of quality will be reflected in the presentation of the course. Blakes GC will be particularly remembered for its firm, fast rolling greens and challenging bunkers”
Dave Whitakar – Master Green Keeper