Date: Mon 19 Jun 2017

Lassi Pekka Tilander's project in Georgia is on schedule

The 18-hole golf course construction at hills next to the city of Tbilisi has been going on for nearly a year.

Looking forward behind first fairway bunkers on long uphill par 5 seventh

Looking forward behind first fairway bunkers on long uphill par 5 seventh

Work on the course has proceeded as expected. At this point, the first four holes are seeded and from now on the finishing work continues at a pace of one hole per week.

The course is designed to follow the existing landform. At 700 meters above sea level, the existing trees and bushes are shallow. To make the course look natural - as desired - no major earthmoving work was needed.

On the high hill, the wind is always present. Therefore hydromulch has been widely used on fairways, roughs and bunker edges. The grass is well established just a few weeks after seeding.

Three different seed mixes have been used. Roughs are a mix of three different fescues. Fairways and tees are perennial rye and fescue. Greens are creeping bent.

The course will be the first 18 hole golf course in Georgia and first in the capital Tbilisi. The building work has been done by Latvian golf course construction company Modo Golf. Their part will be ready this autumn and course will be - most likely - open for play the second half of next year.

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