THE YULIN DESERT GOLF COURSE DESIGNER'S IDEA

Mr. Lu Jun,has two major attributes for this course: Advanced international vision and high-end design standard.

Designer’s idea

Forward thinking with high-end international design standards
The golf course design is inspired by top designs at upscale golf resorts around the world. Blending the local desert features with links style golf to create a golf experience that is both top quality and eco-friendly. Traditional links characteristics like firm and fast fairways and greens were a feature during every stage of design and construction.
The course was designed to allow players to enjoy many different aspects of golf on one course while providing a test for all levels of ability. Golfers will need to use every club in the bag while navigating varying lies and slopes, different sightlines and obstacles, all while managing the prevailing winds. Greenside shots are especially interesting with firm and shortly mown green surrounds and undulating greens that are challenging to read.

Adopt the GEO design concept of environmental protection and sustainable development

1. From start to finish the golf course creates a harmonious relationship with nature carefully considering all elements related to the golf course development and maintenance. Water management, energy, resources, the natural environment and landscape, materials, and supply chains are all considered to promote ecological sustainability.
2.Many think it is not possible to build and maintain a golf course in a desert as water supply is too big of a challenge but by using coal mining wastewater, Yulin Desert Golf Course not only turns waste into something useable, it also decreases operational maintenance costs.
3.Natural grass and vegetation areas have all been maintained to promote ecological balance and preserve wildlife habitats.
4.The cart path is built using a special method to turn sand into pavement, the first of its kind in the country.

5.Minimizing earthworks To cause fewer disturbances to desert vegetation and lowered construction costs, the golf course uses much of the natural contours of the land and reduces the need to move earth.Using only 230,000 cubic meters of earthworks for 18 holes as well as minimizing transportation distance during construction reduces disturbance to the natural environment and also reduces costs.

6.Reduce the amount of turf used and change the fairway grass seed Only the actual tee surface was seeded and the fairway sizes were reduced. The total turf coverage is 206,400 square meters accounting for only 27.6% of the total site. This turf cover is 30% lower than the recommended standards by GEO.
7.Precise irrigation and water preservation A Rain Bird Decoder Central Control System to irrigate only the areas that need water. Adjustable sprinkler heads are used along the sides of the turfed areas with full circle heads in the turfed areas. Adjustable heads are also used around the greens to achieve precision irrigation coverage and minimize water waste.
8.Putting green practices Using the natural conditions of pure sand for under the greens means there are no blind drainage pipes or mixed materials. This is also conducive to being very low maintenance with low construction costs.
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