NEW LINDRICK COURSE OPENS FOR BUSINESS
Management and greens staff proud of reconstruction works on the iconic Ryder Cup course
World of Leading Golf Honourable Member Lindrick Golf Club had just recently discovered, that the famous course architect Alister MacKenzie had cooperated in the construction of five holes, which still exist at 126 year old course. Now, the fences are down, new sand raked and turf meticulously manicured as the new Lindrick course presents itself to the first golfers of the season.
During the past two winters the greens staff at Lindrick with the cooperation of Ken Moodie of Creative Golf Design, have been busy enhancing various features on the classic course. New Championship tees, the introduction of strategic fairway bunkers and the reshaping and remodelling of numerous greenside bunkers has resulted in changes to eleven holes in total.
Greens Chairman Stevan Gee said "the changes are really exciting. We were very proud of the eighteen as it was but things can always be improved and we believe we've been able to freshen up the course without losing the traditional characteristics that have contributed to making it such a classic track, only now it's even more challenging! There has been lots of interest and advance bookings so now we're just eager to hear what the customers think of the new Lindrick."
Course design has featured heavily at Lindrick this year as it was discovered that one of the sport's most famous course architects Alister MacKenzie, was involved in the construction of the 126 year old course. Lindrick historian Graham Mann reports that MacKenzie would probably have approved of the latest contribution, which includes work on 'his' par 3, eighteenth hole.
MacKenzie worked on the course during 1912-13, designing five of the existing holes including the iconic 18th which features as one of the world greatest 500 holes. He also prepared a 16 page handwritten report on the course and many of his proposals were subsequently actioned. Alister MacKenzie joins a relative "Who's Who" of designers who have been involved at Lindrick in their first 50 year history which include Old Tom Morris, Buff Wilson, Tom Dunn, Willie Park Jnr and Fowler & Simpson. Lindrick is now a member of the Alister MacKenzie Society of GB & I.
Lindrick is the venue for the English Women's Amateur Championship in July, to add to an impressive list of professional and amateur tournaments it has hosted that includes amongst many others the iconic Ryder Cup and the Curtis Cup. The image attached shows the 18th green with the newly sculptured bunkers and the clubhouse in the background.