Opportunities from mistakes, the creation of an ecology pond

Dunbar Golf Club

Scotland

Written by: Rowan Rumball

Seepage from a nearby pond to Dunbar Golf Course led to inundation to the side of the 1st green and 18th tees. Rather than installing a drain or electrical pumps to drain the area the greenkeepers took advantage of the situation and created an ecological pond. Although this pond is in play, 75% is untouched, other than the prevention of further succession, and left to naturalise with local species. This is ideal for creating a variety of habitats within the pond, encouraging a diverse selection of species.

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