Bunker renovation began in May at Heritage Park Golf Course. Let us give you a little information about the bunker system. In 2009, the Billy Bunker concept was brought to Billy Fuller, owner, and president of Billy Fuller Golf Design). The intent was to replace the liner with a manufactured binder to hold the gravel blanket in place, eliminating the need for liners. Liners have always been the greatest challenge for Billy Bunkers, often being snagged by rakes and golf clubs, becoming exposed on edges, and viewed aesthetically unpleasing. The binder allows water to pass through the stone at more than 1500+ inches per hour. After much study and testing, the Better Billy Bunker Method is a patented method and has been tested on hundreds of courses throughout the world. While these courses are located in varying climate conditions, one factor remains the same: excellent playing bunkers.
Weather pending, this project should be complete by the end of June. Crews are completing one bunker at a time in hopes they will not disrupt play on the course too much. Coring out bunkers is first then adding drainage. Crews will return to spray polymer and add sand. Once the sand is in place they move to the next bunker. We know our patrons will see a significant improvement when this project is complete.