Desert Golf, a division of Desert Group, has successfully completed the 18 hole greens renovation at the Arabian Ranches golf course - two weeks ahead of schedule.
The championship golf course was closed to pave way for a greens renovation due to the invasion of foreign grasses, which had affected the uniformity, appearance and smoothness of the greens.
The Arabian Ranches greens renovation process entailed a comprehensive survey of all 18 greens, followed by excavation and the careful precise shaping of the subgrade of all the greens in order to mirror the final levels. A consistent depth of USGA greensmix was then added and shaped to meet original design contours. Finally, the greens were planted with certified Platinum TE Paspalum sprigs, an environmentally sustainable, salt-tolerant turfgrass, which was refrigerated and shipped by air from the United States of America.
Platinum TE features a dark green colour and due to its very fine leaf texture provides a tight compact canopy surface that provides exceptional ball puttability.
“The renovations were aimed at elevating the golfing experience and the Arabian Ranches golf course is now looking pristine complete with United States Golf Association-approved greensmix,” said Rory Hutchison, General Manager, Desert Golf.
It is expected that the golf course will be open for play sometime in October.
About Desert Golf
Desert Golf, a division of Desert Landscape Construction, Desert Group was established in 2006 and has since involved in the construction and renovation of several top golfing facilities. Known for their highly skilled golf construction and refurbishment capabilities they thrive on working closely with the best golf designers in the world.
Desert Golf has a team of experts with extensive experience in golf construction, maintenance and renovation who are able to produce outstanding playing surfaces.
Some of the work done by Desert Golf includes Jumeriah Golf Estate, home of the prestigious “Race to Dubai” Golf Tournament as well as the Tiger Woods at Al Ruwaya, Akoya and most recently Dubai Hills for Emaar.
“We at Desert Group offer a range of services that extends from design and landscape construction to turf maintenance and plant nursery capabilities that are focused towards customer needs and are unparalleled in the region”, Michael Mascarenhas, Group CEO, Desert Group.
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