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Bunker Renovation Work at Antognolla a Huge Success

Bunker Renovation Work at Antognolla a Huge Success
December 2, 2019


Antognolla Golf in Italy is delighted to report that after the first full golf season, the bunker renovations have been a huge success with golfers and the greenkeeping team alike.

The renovation saw every bunker redesigned and re-built, under the guidance of Robert Trent Jones Jr, who returned to update his original design, after 20 years. The bunkers, constructed by Atlantic Golf Construction, utilize Capillary Concrete, the most advanced bunker lining system. This delivers moisture and drainage control to ensure the bunkers remain in first class condition for players whilst reducing the amount of team resources required to achieve this.

César Burguière, Golf Director at Antognolla, commented “We are delighted with the look and performance of the new bunkers. They deliver a superb visual impact and the golf course maintenance team are amazed at the performance, whatever the weather conditions we have.”

Mr Jones, Chairman and Master Architect of Robert Trent Jones Golf Course Architects II (RTJ II) stated “The new bunkering is visually stunning, naturally fitting within the landscape while enhancing the challenges and rewards throughout golf course. We are delighted with the end results and the feedback from golfers has been extremely positive”.

The renovation program also included a significant upgrade of the irrigation system, resurfacing of tees, introduction of unirrigated fescue areas, renovated cart path and an exceptional new driving range.

Notes for Editors

Antognolla Luxury Resort & Residences – A new chapter in the history of Antognolla has begun, as the castle and estate are transformed into an exclusive international resort. Featuring a luxury hotel and one of the country’s finest golf courses, as well as a limited number of sumptuous residences, the project is one of the first of its kind in Italy.

Integrating new building of the highest standards with historic original architecture and an unspoilt natural environment, Antognolla represents a unique marriage of authentic, ancient Umbria, with ultra-modern comfort and luxury. Original historic architecture will be preserved as a key element of the development, while new building will reflect the history, style and beauty of this exceptional place.

Antognolla Golf – One of the most spectacular and challenging golf courses in Italy, the eighteen-holes at Antognolla feature long, cliff-lined fairways, beautiful water hazards and large, undulating greens. Conceived by renowned designer Robert Trent Jones Junior, the clever layout makes Antognolla an exciting and satisfying course for golfers of all abilities. The team at RTJII have carefully guided the improvements to the course as part of a significant investment in irrigation systems, total bunker renovation programme, tee resurfacing, introduction of unirrigated native fescue areas, expanded new driving range and substantial drainage to ensure all year-round playability.

Capillary Concrete™ – is a patented and engineered polymer-based concrete, is the only building material that can move water both up and down to precisely regulate the moisture content of any adjacent material, such as sand or soil. Developed in Scandinavia, Capillary Concrete can withstand even the harshest climates with severe winter ground freezing conditions.

Further Information

For further information, please contact;

Golf – César Burguiè 335 845 12 04

Resort – Alessandra 335 164 3642

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