We asked representatives from bunker renovation companies: What are the telltale signs for a superintendent to look for that will tell him his golf course needs a bunker renovation? Here’s what they had to say.

Bob McCormick | President, Klingstone A3788_2

Here are the telltale signs for a superintendent to look for that will tell him his golf course needs a bunker renovation? No. 1, members are complaining about the inconsistent playing conditions from one bunker to the next. Your sand is contaminated with varying amounts of soil fines and organics. No. 2, members are sustaining a variety of wrist and forearm injuries due to their clubheads snagging on pieces of torn or rotting liners partially protruding from the sand behind their balls. No. 3, your bunkers at times resemble small fishing holes after heavy rains, leaving the dreaded “brown circle” in the bottom of the bunker. No. 4, your members are complaining about large dislodged chunks of bound aggregate resembling asphalt in the bunkers.