Biltmore Forest Country Club XGD Installation

 In Classic Golf Architecture, Donald Ross, Golf Infrastructure Improvements, Greens Drainage

XGD Supervisor David Welsh and crew recently wrapped up a small project here in Asheville, NC in conjunction with a larger scope of work completed by our parent company TDIGolf . Biltmore Forest Country Club is hosting the 2013 US Women’s Mid Amateur Championship and were looking to make a few upgrades to their facility in advance of the tournament.

TDIGolf’s scope of work included the rebuilding of 15 tee decks, restoration of greens collars, select few bunker restorations and some cart path improvements. The club utilized someone sympathetic to Donald Ross’s original design and hired golf architect Brian Silva to complete the master plan for the course improvements.

With regard to the XGD scope of work, the club tiptoed in with us, and completed the ninth green below, as well as several greens approaches in an effort to see if XGD can be utilized in the future to help them return to the firm and fast conditions, that the original architect envisioned. This is very typical for any historic club just to see how the course responds agronomically to our process, as well as from a playability standpoint. We are finding approach work for the XGD process to be more and more of an option for clubs of this ilk.While topdressing approaches is another option for the approaches, a combination of topdressing and XGD will give you lasting long term results for this effort. As promised, below is the finished green completed by David Welsh and crew:

If you look closely you can see the gorgeous mountains in the background which surround you on most every hole and is certainly a common theme on the golf clubs in the Asheville area.

So give us a call if we might be part of your club’s program to return your club back to the glorious days of “firm and fast”.

Cheers for now, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer

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