Should we “fill-in” that bunker?
One of the most common questions I get asked while working on golf course master plans is: Should we fill in that bunker? Bunkers find their way onto the golf course landscape for many reasons; strategic, aesthetic, penal, directional, and even to satisfy safety concerns. The answer isn’t always a simple yes or no. First, it’s important to understand the reason for specific bunkers and then create a plan for removal if the bunker has reached the end of its lifespan. Effective