Drainage to the Greens
Established in 1914, Whitchurch Golf Club has evolved into a distinguished 18-hole Parkland course, earning its well-deserved recognition for its challenging Par 3 and Par 4 holes. The golf club is situated three and a half miles north of the City of Cardiff. Perched on elevated ground, both the Clubhouse and Golf Course offer prominent views of Penarth Head, the Somerset Coast and the Bristol Channel. The course is also sheltered from the north by the Wenally Hills and overseen by the stately Castell Coch, a historic 13th century castle. Inscapes were contracted by Whitchurch Golf Club to undertake drainage improvements on the Greens of the course.
The initial phase involved removing the existing turf along the designated drainage runs. We installed primary drainage which consisted of 60mm lateral drains at 2m centres connecting them to the outfall, purpose-made Y junctions, and 100mm collector drain connected into carrier drains. We installed a soakaway on the periphery of the Greens in order to remove surface water in areas affected by flooding and waterlogging through attenuation or infiltration. Lastly, we installed secondary drainage using the state-of-the-art Imants SandCat to move gently over the turf, slitting the surface while incorporating sand, thereby enhancing drainage and improving the rootzone’s properties. Its compact design makes it particularly well-suited for greens and tees.