With the start of the new season we thought it prudent to send out some general information of where we are at with the construction of the “front 9” holes of the Links at Dover Coast.
We are happy to inform you that holes #2 and part of #9 that were seeding last season have begun to germinate. In having this seed start up we have now been able to stabilize the soil that was worked as to prevent any loss of shape due to erosion.
Holes 2 through 9 remain in various stages of completion. Number 2 being the one requiring only bunker sand and the green cavity yet to be filled.
Rough shaping has continued on holes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 tee decks, with a greater emphasis on holes 5, 6 and 7 through the past winter.
We performed a modest change on hole 7 to move the tee decks a little closer to the ravine to help create a moderate shape to this beautiful par 4.
The pond we constructed, that is surrounded by holes 4 and 8, has stabilized as we had some concerns with water retention. The clay base has now sealed and our pond level is now confirmed.
A drain system from the pond at number 9/10, has now been joined to the pond at number 4/8 as a safety overflow and as a continuation to the primary drain through the ravine between holes 7 and 11.
The scrub brush along the ravine has been cleaned up, in order to provide additional air flow through this area to support and assist turf growth.
Due to COVID-19 when have stopped construction since March 15 and at this point we have yet to return to construction. Our hopes are that we can return to this as soon as possible.
Our commitment is to the completion of this project, however it is important to note that the development of this project, is linked directly to the development of our residential community. As there are some barriers we are trying to overcome with development issues, related to residential water availability, there is considerable patience required, as our efforts are being focused on finding a solution to potable water issues with the County.
We thank everyone for your patience and we look forward to updating you with further information as we continue to develop the region’s premier Golfing and Lifestyle Community.
We look forward to seeing on the course in 2020.