Situated just twenty miles north-west of London, and set within the historic Chalfont Park on Buckinghamshire's Chiltern Hills, the 1922 layout benefits from a mature landscape of mixed woodland with many of the holes winding their way along the Misbourne valley. The course at Gerrards Cross is renowned for demanding accurate play, placing a premium on control rather than the flattery of distance.
As the club prepare for their centenary, SGD has been chosen to make improvements to the golf course to enhance these historic characteristics whilst ensuring that the course is protected against recent advances in playing equipment.
Working alongside Course Manager Lee Robinson, SGD's William Swan has overseen the implementation of new bunker strategies for the 16th and 17th holes, with the construction being carried out by an in-house team from the green's staff. After two weeks of shaping and drainage, final prep and turfing is now underway. The works are scheduled to be brought back into play before the start of summer.
William Swan adds: "The course at Gerrards Cross has a little bit of everything that we look for when designing a golf course - including variety in hole lengths, several changes in direction, topographical features and a strong landscape context. We are delighted to have the opportunity to refine its challenge, improving aesthetics and playability through the working with the club on the implementation of their long term course development plan."