What justified the upgrade of the bunkers in the Country Club of Columbus?

By: April 14, 2022

The Country Club of Columbus in Georgia was founded in 1909. The course was rebuilt in the early 1920s by Donald Ross. Architect Drew Rogers, at the time working for Arthur Hills, renovated it between 2000-2002, but until now, that was the last time the course was touched.

Country Club of Colombus fairway

August Rocco, golf course superintendent says

“We had fifty bunkers with fifty different playabilities….From a playability standpoint, achieving consistency is a huge thing, and from a financial point of view, I calculated that if we didn’t need to spend so much of our time making the bunkers playable, we would effectively reallocate between five and eight per cent of our annual labour budget.”

He launched a project to rebuild the bunkers using the Capillary Bunkers product. Contractor Duininick Golf completed the work in eight weeks in the early part of 2022 – despite the fact that the golf course was open at the time. 

Country Club of Colombus bunker green