Golf Course Architecture - Issue 56: April 2019

Harradine Golf has received approval for construction of a nine-hole course in Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia. The course, part of the Tunis Sports City development, has been in planning for over 10 years. “We are extremely happy to proceed with this project, which has been on our drawing boards for such a long time and is finally coming to fruition,” said Peter Harradine. One of the conditions in the new building permits was to increase the area for the golf course relative to real estate. Harradine said that the new design allocates the real estate in such a manner that it will be largely unobtrusive and as safe as possible. “The land is rather flat, but this golf course will be an enjoyable and interesting 3,170-yard par-35 with the provision of multiple tees, three artificial lakes and the preservation of many existing trees,” said Harradine. Photo: Harradine Golf Dye Designs advise The Shire Dye Designs is providing recommendations and guidance to The Shire London in Barnet, England, for renovation work on its 18-hole Seve Ballesteros course. Over the next few years, all greenside bunkers will be renovated with revetted walls using recycled artificial turf from EcoBunker and liner from Capillary Concrete to reduce the occurrence of washouts, soil contamination, plugged lies and other maintenance problems. “So far, I have redesigned the greenside bunkers on holes eight, nine and thirteen and I am confident the new changes will impress members and guests alike,” said Cynthia Dye McGarey. “We are delighted to be introducing EcoBunker technology to The Shire London. The maintenance will become a lot cheaper and a lot less time consuming, meaning more can be invested in other parts of the club.” The Shire has also interseeded greens on both the Ballesteros and its nine-hole Academy course with bentgrass from Tee-2-Green. The club’s owners The Bridgedown Group are also working with the Dye family on other golf interests in the UK capital, including the planned Dye London course. Harradine gets green light for Tunis project Photo: The Shire London 30