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VAN PATTEN ONE OF THE REGION’S PREMIER GOLF CLUBS.
We have contracted with world renowned course designer Rees Jones a.k.a "The Open Doctor" and his team at Rees Jones, Inc. to develop a master course renovation and redesign plan.
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General Renovation NotesThis plan is based on the Rees Jones, Inc. recommendations noted in the final "Van Patten Golf Club Long Range Master Plan Report" (LRMPR), dated November 16, 2021. The following comments apply to all designated areas of the golf course and therefore are not specifically depicted on this plan: TEES: All tees shall be rebuilt as follows: - Relocate & reshape all tees to achieve the yardages shown on the plan's proposed scorecard - Create "square" or "rectangular" tee shapes that align with the intended target (fairway or green) - Install perforated drainage, in washed gravel trenches, within each tee subgrade surface - Cap all subgrade tee surfaces with 4" - 6" of laboratory-approved top mix - Laser-level all final surfaces GREENS: Rebuild all greens in accordance with the "USGA Recommendations For a Method of Putting Green Construction", revised February 15, 2018 SAND BUNKERS: Reshape all new and existing bunkers designated to remain in a more modern style and to improve both playability and maintainability. All bunkers to be constructed / reconstructed using the "Better Billy Bunker" methodology. FAIRWAYS: All fairways shall be regraded to eliminate low spots, improve tie-ins with existing drain inlets and smooth any sharp contours that might impact playability or maintenance. As necessary, imported fill shall be imported to create desired surface elevations / contours. DRAINAGE INFRASTRUCTURE: Drainage infrastructure (pipe, inlets, etc.) shall be replaced / added throughout the course. IRRIGATION SYSTEM: A golf course irrigation designer shall be engaged to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of the existing system and prepare final recommendations / design for installation of entirely new and updated system. VEGETATION MANAGEMENT: The Club shall continue its prior and on-going, annual tree pruning and removal program. PATHS & MAINTENANCE ROADS: Path conditions and necessary improvements vary throughout the course, ranging from repair to removal & new installation. Some paths should be extended to be continuous throughout an entire hole.
Remodeling Notes: Holes 1-9HOLE 1: • Relocate the green complex south • Add bunkers on the right of the green approach and relocated green HOLE 2: • Relocate the tee complex east • Add bunkers on the right of the fairway • Shift the green complex slightly west and re-bunker HOLE 3: • Relocate the right fairway bunker north • Add a left fairway bunker • Shift the green complex slightly north HOLE 4: • Expand the tee complex • Enlarge pond HOLE 5: • Add new tees throughout the complex • Add new fairway bunkers on the left of the landing area • Add a series of ponds on the right of the hole that drop in elevation from west to east. Lowest pond ties into the existing pond HOLE 6: • Add new black and Red tees and enlarge the remaining tees • Enlarge pond on north & west • Create a green approach HOLE 7: • Address draining issues by: • Elevating & re-contouring the fairway & rough • Installing drainage • Adding ponds • Adding landing area & green-side bunkers HOLE 8: • Shift the hole slightly southwest • Re-bunker the left side of the landing area • Relocate the green complex east HOLE 9: • Relocate green to accommodate outdoor Club area expansion • Add pond near second landing area & green • Re-bunker the first landing area • Permit proposed pipe and fill of the existing draining swale crossing the fairway
Remodeling Notes: Holes 10-18HOLE 10: • Add a bunker on the right of the fairway landing area • Expand the existing ponds on the left of the fairway and green • Shift the green slightly southeast HOLE 11: • Re-bunker both sides of the fairway landing area • Relocate the green complex north and east HOLE 12: • Add a new Black tee and relocate the remaining tees • Relocate the fairway bunkers to be more in play and reduce the overall sand area • Re-bunker the green complex and reduce the overall sand area HOLE 13: • Extend the tee complex significantly east • Relocate and re-bunker the right side of the first fairway landing area • Eliminate the left bunker in the first fairway landing area • Add a bunker on the right of the second fairway landing area • Shift the green complex slightly west HOLE 14: • Relocate the tee complex east • Re-bunker both the fairway landing area and the green complex HOLE 15: • Add new Green and Red tees • Lower the green complex, add front bunkers and a low-mow chipping area behind the green HOLE 16: • Re-bunker the right side of the fairway landing area • Relocate the green complex slightly west, next to the edge of the pond HOLE 17: • Add a new Black tee • Relocate the green complex slightly south and west HOLE 18: • Relocate the tee complex • Re-bunker the green complex
Remodeling Notes: Holes 19-27HOLE 19: • Convert the hole to a par 4 • Add a left fairway bunker • Add a pond on the left of the green • Re-bunker the green complex HOLE 20: • Add left fairway bunkers • Shift the green complex north & re-bunker HOLE 21: • Shift hole slightly east • Re-bunker the left of the fairway landing area HOLE 22: • Relocate the entire hole • Add a pond on the right HOLE 23: • Relocate the tee complex • Add left bunkers in the first & second fairway landing areas • Add trees on the left, between #22 & #23 • Enlarge the pond on the left of the green HOLE 24: * Relocate the green complex north & east HOLE 25: • Relocate the tee complex • Add left fairway bunkers • Relocate the green complex north & west • Add a pond on the right of the fairway and green complex HOLE 26: • Relocate & expand the tee complex • Re-bunker the green complex HOLE 27: • Add a new Black tee • Relocate the green complex north to create a par 5 • Enlarge the pond west of the green
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