Brocket Hall Golf Club has announced plans to upgrade its Melbourne Course, working with course designer Guy Hockley on bunkering enhancements, a redesign of selected greens and general improvements to the playing surfaces. Work begins this summer and the renovation programme will improve the overall aesthetics of the golf course ensuring that the course continues to challenge golfers despite constant developments in golf club technology.
Hockley has an accomplished reputation as a course architect creating enjoyable and interesting courses. In addition to his own designs, he has worked alongside other designers including Martin Hawtree, Sir Nick Faldo and Gary Player on numerous projects around the world. Opened in 1992, the par-72 Melbourne Course crosses the River Lea several times before finishing in front of Brocket Hall after a short ferry ride to the eighteenth green.
David Griffin, director of golf operations at Brocket Hall Golf Club, commented, “Together with Guy, we have constructed a comprehensive plan that will see the Melbourne Course continue to compete with the best courses in the country. We take great pride in our commitment to provide our members with the best possible facilities. Numerous improvements have been made at the club over the past twelve months and the enhancement of the Melbourne Course will only add to this success.”