Bluffs Ho Tram Makes Dif­fer­ent Kind of Sand Save

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Mem­bers of Greg Nor­man Golf Course De­sign and the main­te­nance crew at The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip in Viet­nam are work­ing to bring a key fea­ture of the ac­claimed, coastal course back to the fore­front. Since con­struc­tion be­gan on The Bluffs in 2012, veg­e­ta­tion has over­taken some of the dunes, di­min­ish­ing the nat­u­ral, sandy look the links-style lay­out pos­sessed when it opened to great fan­fare in 2014.

“We’re clear­ing some of that veg­e­ta­tion, which will also help with air-flow onto the greens and, in turn, im­prove how the putting sur­faces play,” said Daniel Grassi, a se­nior de­sign and projects man­ager for Greg Nor­man Golf Course De­sign (GNGCD) in­ter­ests in Asia and the Mid­dle East.

GNGCD and Bluffs rep­re­sen­ta­tives are also re­mov­ing the 419 bermuda­grass be­tween and around many of the course’s tee boxes. Since de­but­ing less than three years ago, The Bluffs has suc­ceeded in gar­ner­ing the at­ten­tion of play­ers, jour­nal­ists and ma­jor golf or­ga­ni­za­tions alike.

The Bluffs Par4 8th hole

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