Latest update 23rd July - All holes are fully open and the course is playing wonderfully. If you want to play a Harry Colt designed course in great condition then come to Whittington.
The clubhouse foundations are in place and the first steel has been erected today.
The new 5 holes that will come into play in 2022 are well underway.
The 1st and 3rd greens have now been handed over to WHGC Green Staff for maintenance. The first fairway has been seeded and you can already see the grass coming through. The greens for holes 2 and 4 are complete and received the cores from the existing 18 holes it is only a matter of weeks and these two holes will also be handed over to WHGC for maintenance. The fifth green is under construction and will be ready for seeding in 3 three weeks.
Scrolling down the page you will see how the work has progressed since January to June.
The video toward the bottom shows the transformation of the 18th green from January to today. This looks fantastic!!!
|Work commences on the irrigation system. The pipe laying machine is capable of installing a 100 metres of pipe in about 30 minutes. The control cables are also installed on top of the pipe.|
|Two pictures of the new Bunker construction on the current 18th green - this will eventually be the 17th green. This green is now complete and the surround has been fully turfed.|
Watering the new turf today. Just shows what a dry winter we are having - cue torrential rain.
|14th Hole all the bunkers complete|
|15th Hole in progress|
|18th Hole complete. This photo is taken from the direction that you will approach when it becomes the 17th hole in two years time.|
|Today Monday 4th March is very important as J Tomlinson have started to build their compound which will be their base for the clubhouse build. Fantastic!!!|
|New Entrance taking shape with the path to the new clubhouse already on its way.|
|The "risings" or more commonly called cores from tining our greens are being spread onto the new 18th green so that it will have a similar feel to our original greens. To cover one new green it takes the "risings" from approximately 6 greens.|
|The earth movers have started to level the ground for the new holes - this will be the route of the new 5th hole.|
|The official ground breaking for the Clubhouse - forward to 2020|
|The 18th Green is transformed with a major remodel and reposition of the bunkers to allow for this hole becoming the 17th when the course has to change for HS2 in 2022|
|The first steels are erected 23rd July 2019.|