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Friday
Dec072012

"It now opens the door for restoration plans to move forward in earnest, including the restoration of Mackenzie features on the course"

After yesterday's lawsuit dismissal, Bill Fields talks to Bo Links, who along with Richard Harris, spear-headed the saving of Alister MacKenzie's Sharp Park near San Francisco.

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Of his Sharp Park, MacKenzie wrote:

Was made on land reclaimed from the sea, similar to the Lido course [CB Macdonald on Long Island which no longer exists]; the greens and fairways were built with sand sucked up from below the water. One fairway alone required 200,000 cubic yards of sand to build it up above 10 feet of water. This was probably the biggest engineering feat of its kind that has ever been attempted.

The course now has a great resemblance to real links land. Some of the holes are most spectacular. Two of them are of similar type to the plan of the ideal two shot holes depicted [in the 1914 issue of Country Life magazine; plan submitted by MacKenzie and awarded 1st place by CB Macdonald and Bernard Darwin]. One of them has the island on the right and the other on the left.
12.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterUbb

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