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Dundonald Links 2018/19 Bunker Renovation Programme

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Ever wondered what a revetted bunker is?

The dictionary definition of revetted is “to face, as an embankment, with masonary or other material”. It comes from the French word ‘revetir’, which means ‘to put on, wear or don’.

In golfing terms, a revetted bunker is one where sods (grass and the part of the soil beneath it held together by roots or a piece of thin material) are used on top of each other to create a layered effect, which helps to fortify the bunker. Other benefits include better on-course aesthetics and a reduction in wind-based erosion.

All revetting turf for our bunkers is cut at a depth of 45mm from our on-site turf nursery. The soil used for backfill is recycled green waste which is screened and returned to the golf course.