Five years of careful planning and hard work resulted in the completion of an 18-hole high quality “pay-and-play” golf course project at Burstwick Country Golf in 2007. The first nine holes opened for play in 2004, followed by the second nine three years later. There are some really challenging holes, where water comes into play as part of the design strategy, tripling up as holding lagoons (collection points for neutralising drainage water from greens and tees where fertilisers have been applied) and also as positive drainage outlets on a site where the high tides in the Humber Estuary can have quite an impact.

The course design has made the most of the limited changes in level – only 7 metres from the lowest to the highest points, expertly built by M J Abbott Contractors. The 18-hole layout opened for full play in August 2007.

Photo credit: JG