Project: Drainage Improvements, Hole #6 Renovation and Creek Restoration Project
Client: Stony Plain Golf Course
Completed: Spring 2019
Location: Stony Plain, Alberta
In Fall 2018, Ohnysty Crough Golf Design was commissioned to undertake the design and implementation of a one hole green complex renovation, creek bed restoration and drainage improvements on multiple holes at the Stony Plain Golf Course.
In order to address deteriorating turf conditions on the 1st and 18th hole as a result of inadequate surface drainage, OC Golf Design implemented an extensive network of subsurface drainage throughout both fairways while taking great care to minimize disturbance to existing conditions. The minimal disruption allowed the golf hole to remain open for the duration of construction.
Aimed at enhancing the interest and variety of the short par 4 golf hole, the hole #6 green complex renovation project generally included the relocation of an existing fairway bunker into a strategic location to promote decision making and multiple shot options, the removal of one greenside bunker, the re-contouring of the green surrounds and various drainage improvements. The result is a short "risk/reward' par 4 that is sure to test the decision making and ability of golfers of all skill level.
The project work also saw the OC Golf team complete a creek bed restoration on the 15th which was designed to increase the visibility of the existing creek bed and improve the overall aesthetic of the golf hole.
Finally, OC Golf Design provided additional assistance to the course with the contouring and re-sodding of their existing green complexes.