Tom Mackenzie of world-renowned golf course architects, Mackenzie and Ebert, has overseen the thorough, yet sensitive, upgrade project as part of Kedleston Park’s bunker renovation and improvement programme.
The aims of Kedleston Park’s upgrade programme have been twofold – to improve the visual appeal of the holes, and to enhance the course’s strategic demands, ensuring that it continues to pose a suitable challenge to golfers of all abilities in the 21st century and beyond. Mackenzie’s brief has primarily been to rework many of the course’s bunkers, mounds and greenside complexes, reshaping and restyling some bunkers, repositioning others, and converting yet others into grass hollows or run-offs.
Kedleston Park’s facilities were further enhanced in the Autumn of 2015 with a major redevelopment of the club’s short-game practice area, allowing members and visitors to really hone their touch around the greens. The excellent new Scarsdale practice facility comprises a 585m2 contoured green, surrounded by two bunkers and a variety of swales, mounds and hollows, all designed to allow golfers to practice the full complement of greenside shots.