Frilford Heath's Yellow Course Proving Invaluable In Extreme Temperatures
Frilford Heath Golf Club’s Yellow Course, is going from strength to strength in the year since it was opened by European Tour Professional Eddie Pepperell in August 2017.
The Par 3 Yellow Course sits alongside Frilford Heath’s three existing championship courses but uniquely, it was created using Huxley Golf all-weather surfaces. The Yellow Course was designed to cater for all standards of golfer: beginners who want a gentle introduction to the game, experienced players who want to improve their short game, and the rapidly expanding group of golfers that find it hard to find time to play regularly.
Executive Chairman of Frilford Heath Golf Club, Alistair Booth, commented: “When we opened this course, I said how proud I was to have extended our offering by creating such a high quality facility that could be used by young and old, novices and professionals alike. I was hopeful that it would attract the wider community and encourage people who wouldn’t normally play golf to give it a go.
“One year on, I’m delighted that we are achieving these goals. This summer, the course enabled us to introduce golf to over 30 juniors in the Eddie Pepperell Academy. And, just a few weeks ago, I was delighted to see three generations of one family playing the Yellow Course together. That, for me, demonstrated that our unique all-weather course achieved all it set out to do.”
Head Greenkeeper and former President of BIGGA, Sid Arrowsmith, added: “The course looks amazing. We seeded grass around the all-weather golf greens for the fairways and approaches: this has now settled in and looks extremely natural. When courses all around are struggling to look their best during the prolonged heatwave, our Yellow Course still looks perfect – with zero irrigation and just a couple of hours a week in maintenance time required, it frees my team up to look after the rest of our facilities. It also proved invaluable during last winter’s heavy snow. While other courses were shut, we just swept the snow off our all-weather greens and members were able to keep on playing!”
Divided into two accessible loops of three holes each, the Frilford Heath Yellow Course’s six greens all measure 1350 sq. ft (125 sq. mtrs) but all are unique in shape and undulations. There are 12 Huxley Golf Premier Nylon Tee Mats, two for each hole, creating a variety of approach shots from differing angles and length with increasing difficulty. The light, bright course meanders its way through avenues of trees with bird boxes to encourage wildlife and natural grass fairways and approaches.
The PGA accredited Huxley Golf provides premier all-weather surfaces for golf around the world for individuals, training and coaching establishments, golf resorts, ranges and academies as well as many top-flight courses.
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