Bearwood Lakes in Berkshire has undergone significant improvements during the winter months to prepare for a redesigned course in the 2012 season. Only 15 years old, Bearwood Lakes began a multi-million pound improvement programme in the first week of November.

With three new water hazards and many scenic additions, Bearwood Lakes is shaping into a fantastic challenge. Taking advantage of the unseasonable autumn weather, the club installed floodlights providing for around-the-clock construction on the course.

In addition to a new pond at the 10th hole, railway sleepers were also installed along one of the course’s new water hazards. At the 12th hole, the club removed and recycled pine trees behind the green to open up the area, allowing air to flow around the green.

Workers are also installing a new koi pond adjacent to the clubhouse. Replacing the two silver birch trees that blocked the panoramic view from the building, the new pond offers a scenic view and a feature waterfall.

The renovations will be complete for the start of the 2012 golf season, and any questions can be directed to Martyn Norris at 01189 797900 or the Bearwood Lakes website.