We took 2 of the worst bunkers and did a complete overhaul, digging out the old sand, installing drainage and then installing new sand. On the rest we "flipped" the bunkers, a process that involved moving all the sand to one side, digging out the edges and then redistributing the sand evenly over the bunkers. What was interesting in this process was that we found drainage in most of the bunkers. We had been led to believe there wasn't any due to the "water hazard" effect that would happen after rain events, but after cleaning out the drain lines we stayed dry for most of the year.
Below are some shots of this process. Hope you enjoy.
|Cutting in the Drain Lines on the First bunker we did.|
|After the Drain Lines have been installed|
|We originally installed a bunker liner, we later came back and removed it after realizing it was causing more problems than it was solving.|
|Bunker on number 2 after the sand was installed and smoothed out.|
|After pushing all the sand up to the front edge we went through and redid the bottom edge|
|This was the first discovery of "drainage"|
|after the drain had been exposed|
|Clearing out the drain line using a quick connect and 1" hose|
|12' of sand. The top layer was so packed you would think it was down to the soil shell. However, what we found was that there was plenty of sand in the bunkers it just need to be "fluffed" and exposed.|