KBI UK has recently completed a major resurfacing project at Murrayfield Golf Club in Edinburgh.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, Murrayfield Golf Club is a historic golf club in Edinburgh. The 18 hole course is a parkland/heathland layout and offers golfers of all abilities a fair test of golf whilst enjoying spectacular views over Edinburgh, East Lothian & Fife.
Installed in piecemeal fashion over many years, the on-course paths at Murrayfield were an eclectic mix of different materials, including tarmac, toptrek, astroturf, rubber blocks, and grid cell matting. Many were in a state of disrepair, others were difficult to maintain and there was a desire to upgrade all the paths to give a smarter and more unified look to the course.
KBI's HD1500 and HD2000 Flexipave surfaces were selected for the project, finished in our Trent Pea colour. In addition to carrying out the major resurfacing works, KBI also trained the club's green-keepers in how to mix and install small sections themselves. This relationship will allow the team to continue minor improvement works, with KBI returning for larger sections.
Speaking to KBI following the completion of the works, Murrayfield Gold Club's Debbie Hay-Smith said:
“Choosing Flexipave has been a great success in terms of both look, performance, and ease of installation. Feedback from the members has been very positive. The greens team are also delighted with the result and are already identifying other areas on the course where the product could be used to improve appearance and reduce maintenance, for example around tee markers to reduce damage to the markers from grass cutting.
KBI were a pleasure to work with. Our single point of contact, Kevin, provided us with both sales and expert technical support, including advice on sub-base preparation. The installation team was professional and completed the work to a high standard in just 4 days, which minimised disruption to the members. The surfacing is the perfect choice for a golf course, providing both the look, performance, longevity and environmental credentials we were looking for.”
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