Kenny Mackay, Director of Golf Courses and Grounds, Wentworth Club, reports on this world class project
"It seems fitting that as the 2016 contest teed off in Hazeltine, the West Course project team was working to restore the 3rd tee to its positioning from the inaugural Ryder Cup in 1953. There are so many elements of the renovation that recognise Wentworth Club's rich heritage and it has been fascinating to flick through the archives, discovering Harry Colt's vision for the course.
Colt's West Course was famous for its heather cover, and a major part of our plan involves restoring that rugged landscape. In a comprehensive planting scheme, we will be adding native plants and trees throughout, ensuring that the fairways blend into their Surrey surroundings.
While recognising that the Club's heritage is a key part of the project, we are determined to improve and are working hard to strike a difficult balance between challenging the pros during the PGA Championship and offering the membership a playable course for the rest of the year. To achieve this, we have assembled a world class team, combining the local knowledge of Ernie Els Design and the Tour insight of European Golf Design."
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