Wentworth Club - West CourseEurope / Remodelling / United Kingdom
To renovate the famous West Course at Wentworth to provide an enjoyable experience for its Members and guests, as well as a challenging venue for tournament play.
Almost needing no introduction, the West Course has featured prominently in the European Tour’s schedule for many years and, as such, is known to golfers and spectators around the world. Originally designed by Harry Colt, the course has been changed several times with over the years, the most recent being in 2009. It would be fair to say that those changes did not meet the approval of either the Members or European Tour players and as a result, plans were put into place to renovate the course during the summer of 2016 to reintroduce style, strategy and enjoyment. Working with Ernie Els and his design associate, Greg Letsche, along with a European Tour Advisory Group, including Paul McGinley, Thomas Bjørn and David Jones, Wentworth’s Director of Courses, Kenny Mackay, and Chief Executive, Stephen Gibson, we were tasked with liaising with each stakeholder to prepare a cohesive plan that addressed all of the stated concerns.
The work started on site early in June, undertaken by MJ Abbotts, with construction management provided by Steve Clement. The work to all greens was completed within seven weeks, with the remainder of the works underway until early November. The course will re-open in time for the BMA PGA Championships at the end of May 2017.
- Client: Wentworth Club
- Course: West Course – 18 Holes
- Length: 7281 yards, Par: 72
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