The Medalist, Florida
In the summer of 2015 The Medalist at Hobe Sound became the first golf club in Florida to complete a bunker renovation using EcoBunker’s patented synthetic sod wall technology. Originally jointly designed by Pete Dye and Greg Norman in 1995, the course featured sod wall bunkers and numerous turf retaining structures cleverly angled across the line of play. However, the features which are trademark Dye, proved to be a challenge for the golf course maintenance team, and they lost their impact after 20 years of weathering. EcoBunker Ltd provided the solution. Architect Bobby Weed (A Pete Dye protégé) was engaged to restore the whole course and with assistance from the EcoBunker team the new bunkers he introduced made a huge impact. This time though, the maintenance team can rest assured that their valuable time will not be spent on bunker repairs: The EcoBunker system comes with a 20 year warranty against all forms of extreme weather.