There isn’t a single golfer on the planet that relishes the idea of trying to hit a “fried egg” out of a bunker.
At the same time, there is a reason (hundreds of reasons, probably) why golf course architects include bunkers and other traps on almost every course on the planet – to challenge players, to force them to think about each shot, and to really test their skills and abilities.
Bunkers are anything but an unnecessary detail on a golf course, and that’s why you’re going to want to make sure that your golf bunker maintenance is at the top of its game.
Bunkers (and other “traps”) play an important role on all golf courses
You won’t be able to find a single course architect or designer on the planet that doesn’t absolutely love throwing a couple of “pots of sand” around the green – usually right in the line of your ideal approach shot. There’s just something about challenging players in ways that both frustrate on misses and elate on pure shots that these ladies and gentlemen are crazy about.
But as much as these professionals enjoy designing bunkers, they are just as frustrated at the lack of proper golf bunker maintenance. Many feel like this is a forgotten aspect of proper course management, and a big reason why so many players despise landing in a trap in the first place.
Bunkers aren’t (and shouldn’t be considered) “waste areas”
Though there is a temptation to consider bunkers waste areas, nothing could be further from the truth in 99.99% of all circumstances.
Sure, if you’re running a “natural” course like Pinehurst this may be the case (and grounding the club in the sand wouldn’t be an issue), but most bunkers are designed as critical components of the course and should be treated as such.
It’s important to develop a regular golf bunker maintenance plan
This is why you need to be sure that your golf mucker maintenance plans are optimized for your course – and that they are followed out to the letter as well.
You may not have to tend to your bunkers quite as often as you tend to your greens or the fairway, but you are going to want to make sure that the sand traps are getting a lot more love than they otherwise may.
Contact us today for more information
To learn a little bit more about the value of proper golf Bunker maintenance, worn to learn how we might be able to help you with complete bunker renovation projects, simply contact us at your earliest convenience.
Cornerstone Golf Partners
PO Box 6989
Hilton Head Island, SC 29938
Phone (912) 308‑4019
Fax (843) 363-5799