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.

Ted Fist | Product Manager, Capillary Concrete

We often hear comments that the bunkers do not drain because the drainage is clogged. This is rarely the case. Usually, the sand is so contaminated with fines that they drain very slowly or not at all, and/or the sand retains more water than when it was new. If you compare the current sand gradation to when it was new, you will likely see a significant increase in the fine content and increased water-holding capacity as a result. Make an action plan to address the negative comments. Rebuild a problem bunker from the ground up to showcase the possible improvements.