With the alterations under-way, Exeter Golf and Country Club has opened the first of the re-developed holes which is part of the new golf course design.
Golf Captains, John Fairman and Jackie Follett opened the new golf hole on Friday 5th June.
The hole will be played as the 16th this season and measures at 146 yards with a large, new teeing ground, renovated bunkers and widened green, which modernise the hole, demonstrating how length is not the only factor in creating a demanding par 3.
The hole will then become the new 14th at the start of the 2016 season. The 16th hole that has just closed will then re-open in a reversed design with a new signature hole being created for the 18th. The new signature hole promises to be the best in the county when it is complete. At 564 yards in length and par 5, the fairway bunkers, pond and new green will create a perfect combination of eye-catching design and challenging play. The new pond and fountain are currently being created by the golf course contractors carrying out the work in conjunction with the club greenkeepers and will be complete in the coming weeks. Marcus Terry of 1st Golf is renowned within the international golf course industry for his expertise and experience creating world-class golf courses.
Ben Martin, Golf Manager at Exeter Golf and Country Club said, “The opening of the first new hole is a landmark stage in the re-development of the golf course as it paves the way for the exciting, forthcoming work ahead. The new design is a huge improvement on the course and the members are enjoying watching the changes taking place.”