In June 2018, we completed a substantial renovation project to significantly improve our golf experience on several holes of our golf courses.
The purpose of the project was to renew the links character and increase playability on several holes of our golf courses.
Working with THE best in the industry, this project was led by world renowned golf course designer Doug Carrick with direct involvement from original Predator course architect Les Furber. Our mandate for this project was to improve the golf experience on each of the holes, which both course architects have proudly signed off on.
We have invested approximately $3.5 million dollars into this project to ensure it was done right. Putting that in perspective, golf courses have been built for that amount and some in the area have been purchased for that amount. This spend is going toward just 4 out of our 36 holes.
Every square inch of these new holes was sodded in the same grass types we use throughout the Predator and Ridge courses.
As of June 30, 2018, our new 36 hole golf experience is now open and playability was right away up to the usual high standard that you can always expect to play at Predator Ridge.
SUMMARY OF PROJECT
Ridge Course - Hole #1
Retaining strategic and visual character
- New tee box experience maintaining the distance of 420 yards
- New fairway shifted 30m to the east
- Fairway now has a slight dogleg left
- New green side bunkers introduced to improve green side play
- New green shifted 78m to the east
Predator Course - Hole #3
A more generous landing area
- A wider fairway resulting in a significantly more generous landing area off the tee
- The fairway was reshaped and graded to ensure less errant tee shots will enter the practice facility
- Approach area in front of the green was re-graded and softened to ensure a more playable surface
- Improved bunkers surrounding the putting surface
Predator Course - Hole #4
Elevated tee producing stunning views and a more playable green
- New elevated tee box experience with stunning views
- Hole yardages had minimal impact. Blue tee deck being 187 yards.
- Putting surface was rebuilt and lowered 3 metres below the tee deck resulting in a more playable landing area
- The new putting surface is producing increased pin locations
Predator Course - Hole #9
Improving the tee shot
- New tee box experience maintaining the distance of 440 yards
- New tee box was shifted 60m to the east
- New fairway bunkers for strategic and visual appeal off the tee
- Fairway was re-graded to prevent errant shots from entering the practice facility
- The new fairway was shifted 15m to the east