Leading wildflower and turf grower Lindum has been...
Sandburn Hall Golf and Country Club is one of the most popular and challenging golf courses in the York area. Part of an already established leisure resort featuring 50 holiday lodges, an indoor tennis court, a driving range and a golf academy, the 6700 yard, par 72 course is situated on what was previously open farmland with uninterrupted views across the countryside.
With a drop of just seven metres from one end of the site to the other, to create interest, the owners decided they wanted a series of ‘water’ views from the clubhouse. Bryan Moore of OCM Associates was appointed to design and build the new course and created an imaginative design which featured a series of seven interconnecting lakes across the course including an impressive aquatic fountain directly in front of the clubhouse itself.
To stay within planning regulations, the greens were designed to be set at 1.5 metres above ground level, giving the impression of floating islands in water and landscape. Bryan then selected LT1 Tournament Turf for the greens and LT3 Lindum Ryegreen turf for the collars and tees.
Bryan said: “Having already used Ryegreen on other golf course projects, I’ve found it a good, hardwearing sward which retains its colour even in dry spells. The course owners took the opportunity to view both the LT1 Tournament and LT3 Ryegreen turf at Lindum’s nurseries, and following this visit we decided to use not only their turf, but also their Ryegreen seed mixture on all the fairways.”
Lindum Managing Director, Stephen Fell, commented: “Ryegreen is particularly good for tees and surrounds, but this was the first time that we had supplied the seed for fairways. Its hardwearing properties coupled with an aesthetically pleasing fineness of leaf worked very well.”