Phase 1 of Littlehampton Golf Club project nears completion

TJ Transport is nearing completion of Phase 1 of the project at Littlehampton Golf Club, which involves modifying and improving three of the 18 holes and construction of a new practice ground for club members’ and visitors’ use.

TJ are the chosen contractors for the work, making them responsible for managing the various stages of the project, supplying materials and equipment and ensuring it is completed on time.

The work has continued at an impressive pace over the past few months, with the 18th and 3rd hole tees – two of the three that needed work – now complete. The soil import has been moving at a steady pace during this time too, despite the challenging winter weather.

Phase 1 is expected to be complete by the end of March 2021, allowing the club to make full use of the grounds and new practice facility for the spring/summer 2021 season.

The modifications on the three holes has involved TJ creating new bunding around the edge of them to create differentiation between the holes and provide a more varied golfing experience for users. The bunds are 20-30ft high and the design of them will mimic the sand dunes that Littlehampton’s West Beach is famed for.

TJ are also constructing a new practice ground for the club, an area where golfers can practice their swing. TJ will oversee the importation of thousands of tonnes of soil to the site to construct the facility and will then carry out the shaping, screening and shaping work required.

Phase 2 of the project, which will commence in autumn 2021, completing in winter 2022, will involve TJ completing the infill part of the project, which is not able to be done during the summer months due to high usage of the site.

The materials being used for this project come from carefully selected construction sites where the clean inert material could otherwise be going to landfill. It will instead be tested, approved and reused on this project, supporting TJ’s ethos for recycling and reusing as many materials as possible to conserve resources and divert from landfill.

Littlehampton Golf Club was founded in 1889 and offers a high quality 18-hole, 70 par course that allows you to enjoy stunning views of the sea and the beautiful South Downs as you go round. In 2019 the Golf Club was voted the 12th Best Course in Sussex, something the club is proud of and excited to improve upon in years to come.

This is not the first golf club improvement project that TJ has been awarded; we’ve also successfully completed the latest phase at Stoneham Golf Club, a project that involved creating an enhanced and modern driving range and practice facility. The works were undertaken to improve the Club’s practice and teaching facilities and in line with their strategic five-year plan.

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Luke Haskell
28 January 2021