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Chart Hills drives ahead with second stage of major renovation works
The renovation work, which is already underway, will include an extensive refurbishment of tee boxes across the course, and the completion of the new Sir Nick Faldo-designed par-3 course and putting green. "We’re extremely excited to be working on another important phase in the enhancement of facilities at Chart Hills,” said General Manager, Anthony Tarchetti. "When we closed the course in 2020 to initiate our fairway sand-capping project, Chart Hills proceeded to undergo a complete transformation, and this project is about building on that foundation and continuing to improve the experience we can offer. This next stage is about improving the fine details of the course, which we know golfers love and appreciate, and will no doubt cement us as one of the best golf venues in the southeast.” The renovation of the tee boxes will begin by completely re-laying three tee boxes per hole. The tee boxes renovated will be the standard playing tees – blue, yellow, and red. After completion of the first group of holes the team will move onto the remaining holes. The process of the tee box renovation is similar to the fairway sand-capping project that the club undertook in 2021. Tee boxes will be stripped down to the soil and levelled out, before the installation of additional drainage where required. Four inches of sand will then be shaped on top of the soil, before the club’s greenkeeping team lays the new turf. This renovation will create immaculate tee boxes that can withstand foot traffic and weather year-round. This period will also see the completion of the six-hole, Sir Nick Faldo-designed par-3 course – with holes ranging from 50 to 100 yards. Inspired by the career of the former world number one, the short game loop will offer huge variety, with specific design features dawn from iconic holes at St Andrews, Augusta National, and the main course at Chart Hills. In addition, a 668 square metre putting green located beside the first tee, also imagined and brought to life by Faldo Design, will be officially opened for use. The green features elements of Faldo’s favourite greens from his major wins at St Andrews, Augusta National, and Muirfield – including its very own valley of sin. The new putting green was open for use on August 1st. Unlike 2020, when the club had to close the course for renovation work to take place, Chart Hills will remain open throughout the duration of the project, allowing members and visitors to play a continually improving course with minimal disruption. Chart Hills Golf Club is continuing its exciting developments across the property and has plans for further improvement and investment in the future. For more information on the redevelopment project at Chart Hills, head online to https://charthills.co.uk/2020-21-project/, where you will find all episodes of the club’s informative video diary series. For the latest updates on the renovation project, find Chart Hills on social media: Twitter - @ChartHills, Instagram - @ChartHillsGolfClub, Facebook – Chart Hills Golf Club. ## Owners of Chart Hills Golf Club, Ramac Holdings Ltd are also the owners of Prince’s Golf Club in Sandwich Bay, Kent. Over recent months and years, the company has proven itself to be more than capable of maximising the potential of a golfing venue having made significant renovations at Prince’s which have been lauded by many. So much so, that the club has recently re-entered the UK & Ireland top 100 lists in Golf World, Golf Monthly, National Club Golfer and on top100golfcourses.com.