Richard, you’ll be pleased to know that our EcoBunkers at Secession have now survived Hurricanes Matthew (2016) and Irma (yesterday)! Many filled with sea water. Skim the silt, add an inch of sand, a little raking and we will be back in business!
It was fascinating to see your new EcoBunker construction comprising revetment of the faces using artificial turf to thwart erosion caused primarily by sheep. You are pioneers in the field. I congratulate you on your initiative as well as the skill of Andrew and his team in implementing the extensive work. They have not only achieved your aim but have improved the appearance of the course dramatically in consequence. From a playing point of view, the bunkers are fair – if to be avoided. They are a lesson to the many courses in the world.
EcoBunker is a truly innovative idea. It represents huge cost and labour savings and has solved the particular problems we face on our course which is populated by sheep. This method of construction stands head and shoulders above other bunkers we have built. It not only looks fantastic but performs equally well. We are now in the process of re-constructing all 84 of our bunkers under licence.
It’s my pleasure to recommend Llewellyn Matthews and EcoBunker Ltd. After experiencing Llewellyn’s talent at Trump National, Jupiter and Secession GC, I am confident he will produce the highest quality results in a professional manner. His attention to detail whilst working in harmony with everyone on the project is commendable. I look forward to including Llewellyn and EcoBunker Ltd on future projects.
We’ve had a really positive reaction from both members and visitors. Most of them don’t even realise that the bunkers faces are synthetic….they just get on with their game and enjoy it. I’ve been a member here now for 29 years, and bunkers have always been a problem. But now, with the synthetic faces they are absolutely superb, and it’s all to the benefit pf the golfers who play Southerndown GC.
It was a very big year for Southerndown GC. We hosted the Top Amateur event, The Duncan Putter, hosted Final Qualifying for the Seniors Open at Royal Porthcawl and then welcomed the best golfers in the British Isles for the Home Internationals. Most of the players didn’t realise that the bunker faces were synthetic, and those that did thought they were very good.
St Leon Rot demands high standards, and we were challenged with designing and building a range of resilient bunker styles on the new short game academy. EcoBunker justified their rising reputation in Germany by providing top quality turf, fully professional site support and responsive technical back up.