It’s been one of the toughest winters I have seen in seventeen years of playing golf, but I write this as the sun shines, the golfers have come out to play, and Jack Nicklaus has just graced us with the first tee shot at The Masters, the day after watching his grandson make his first ever hole-in-one at the Par 3 competition.
Boundary Lakes Golf Course has held up very well considering we had 25 rainy days in March, with over 8 inches of rainfall. There have been no temporary greens in sight throughout winter on our USGA standard greens, and we have maintained 16 tee boxes with only 2 Huxley mats required. The team have now very nearly completed an extensive and complex winter programme, which has seen ditch replacement, bunker removals and upgrades, tree clearance and course drainage works.
Come and see the result of all of their hard work, and enjoy the Spring sunshine, by booking a tee time here.
We are now officially into Spring and the golfing season, with a full calendar of member's competitions, club matches, social events and visitors opens lying ahead. This year our Boundary Lakes Members will also be enjoying playing the courses of the thirteen reciprocal clubs we now have across the South Coast, including Donnington Grove, Donnington Valley, Sandown, Knighton Heath and Bognor Regis.
We are also approaching our first birthday, allowing us to reflect back on the last year - a year of experimentation. As a resort golf course, one of our biggest challenges was making sure that those who become a Boundary Lakes Member always had the opportunity to book a tee time at both peak and off peak times, on top of having plenty of match competition amongst each other and against other clubs, without also disrupting residents of the hotel, societies and the pay and play golfers.
Now, for the beginning of this season, we have taken the opportunity to open both 5 and 7 day Boundary Lakes Membership on a first come first serve basis, with only fifty spaces up for grabs in each category. Membership can be purchased in our Pro shop, located within our American Golf store. Simply pop in and see us and one of the team will be more than happy to help. Click here for full Membership information and fees.
Like Boundary Lakes, the greens are the key to success, and this year’s Masters has to be the most open event I have ever seen. My tip for this year has to be for Dustin Johnson to win as he is currently one of the longest drivers on tour, his wedge play is superb and he is currently No.1 in putting stats, with an average of 1.655 per hole. My outside tip is Matt Kuchar - can't you just imagine the Kuuuuuuuuch roar around the course as he holes putts for birdies!
I would also like to congratulate Augusta National Golf Club, who have just announced that will be holding a Major for the top seventy amateur ladies in the world a week before the Masters in 2019. This is how we need to grow the game of golf and get even more ladies into the game.
In the picture below you can see two of our members of staff, Tom and Tammy, having a practice putting session. Follow their lead and, in pairs, stand on opposite holes and challenge yourselves to see who is the first to reach 5 putts holed.
Ideally you want to be on holes six to eight feet away from each other and putt at the same time, the loser buys the drinks.
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