The golf course extension takes partly place on a rubbish dump, in operation until 1999.
A close cooperation between French administrations, the city council, the company
operating the dump and the architect allowed the final dump’s shaping to be adapted to the golf course project.
Pipe networks to collect liquid leachate and landfill gas from the refuse were also incorporated in the design in order to allow operations during the 30-year maintenance period after closing the dump to progress without interfering with the golf course landscape. In this way the golf course is also playing an important part in enhancing the environmental quality of the city.
People and Communities
For the community, this operation is interesting for various reasons:
it is meeting golfer’s demand, the existing 18 holes being very busy, thanks to local players and also Belgian and English golfers who appreciate the warm welcome of the Dunkirk golf club.
it is important to stress that one of the three loops of 9 holes will be mainly used by school students, 1500 of whom are following golf tuition as part of schools’ sports programmes.
it is enhancing the city’s surroundings.
it is a strong communication medium, thanks to its spectacular architecture ( this golf course is a “signature golf” by its design).