Set within the Capability Brown designed landscape at Audley End House the golf course at Saffron Walden has always been regarded as one of the finest layouts in East Anglia. The golf club has a strong commitment to maintaining that reputation and, through their long-term association with Swan Golf Designs, continue to make appropriate improvements to the course as part of an ongoing renovation project.
Autumn 2015 saw William Swan work alongside golf course shaper Paul Davies and Saffron Walden’s course manager Ray Goodsall to redesign the greens surrounds of the 2nd and 3rd holes. The 2nd saw the removal of two fairway bunkers and the refurbishment of the greenside hazards to tighten the approach on this relatively short par-4, whereas the 3rd benefitted from new tees, fairway bunkering, a complete redesign of the green approach and surrounds as well as significant tree works to subtly realign the fairway.
Ray and his team of greenkeepers are now growing-in the freshly laid turf with the new features to be brought into play in the spring.