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Arabian Ranches Golf Club set for summer revamp

Areas being upgraded at Arabian Ranches include the Greens, practice putting green, driving range and turf nursery

Arabian Ranches Golf Club is set for a makeover this summer (2019) and seemingly will be closed during this period.

Elliot Gray General Manager of Arabian Ranches commented – “We are delighted to announce that we have received approval to rebuild the greens of the 18-hole Ian-Baker Finch Design championship course, in addition, the club will be rebuilding the practice putting green, enhancing the driving range and turf nursery. Furthermore, other areas that are in need of revamping, will undergo an intensive summer renovation and course improvement programme to ensure we re-open with enhanced features.”

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“We are delighted to announce that we have received approval to rebuild the greens of the 18-hole Ian-Baker Finch Design championship course, in addition, the club will be rebuilding the practice putting green, enhancing the driving range and turf nursery. Furthermore, other areas that are in need of revamp, will undergo an intensive summer renovation and course improvement programme to ensure we re-open with enhanced features” Sean Kinsley – Director of Agronomy Emaar Hospitality Group commented “The purpose of the greens re-surfacing is to eliminate the existing mixed turf sward and replace it with a new higher quality playing surface.  The existing Tifeagle Bermuda turfgrass has become weakened and contaminated with off type mutations, Tifway 419 and significant Paspalum encroachment. The intent is to remove this plant material along with the top 150 mm of greens/collars root zone and replace with a new USGA Greens Root Zone (greens core) and Red Sand (collar core) and then replant with Platinum TE Paspalum” @ranchesgolfclub @troon.international @troon @skinsleygolf

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Sean Kinsley – Director of Agronomy Emaar Hospitality Group commented “The purpose of the greens re-surfacing is to eliminate the existing mixed turf sward and replace it with a new higher quality playing surface. The existing Tifeagle Bermuda turfgrass has become weakened and contaminated with off-type mutations, Tifway 419 and significant Paspalum encroachment. The intent is to remove this plant material along with the top 150 mm of greens/collars root zone and replace with a new USGA Greens Root Zone (greens core) and Red Sand (collar core) and then replant with Platinum TE Paspalum.”

This will be a much-needed enhancement of some the club’s features, we wish Emaar and AR Golf club all the best and look forward to what changes will be added.

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