Operation & Maintenance project - Thurles Golf Club, Tipperary, Ireland
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Grow-in and maintenance of 9 holes, including two new holes on the mature parkland site

Thurles  Golf Club, Tipperary, Ireland



Contract Type:                    

Traditional IEI contract


Thurles Golf Club

Company Involvement:   

Thurles Golf Club awarded EGS the contract in 2006.  EGS were the main contractors for the project.  Mel Flanagan, Irish Golf Design, were the Architects for the project.  The Irrigation Designers were Irriplan Ltd.

Start / End Dates:              

February 2006 – October 2006



Project Description:    
  • Excavation of 30,000m3
  • Importation of 18,000m3 in-earth material
  • Construction of 9 new greens, 9 tees, fairway bunkers, 3 new holes
  • Removal of 70 mature trees
  • Installation of main drainage system
  • Installation of 4.6km of irrigation pipe
  • Drilling of 9” bore hole well
  • Construction of storage tank and pump station
  • Construction of rock armour walls

The development consisted of the remodelling of the front 9 holes.  The irrigation design (carried out by Irriplan) installed a new 9 hole irrigation system including bore hole well storage tanks and pump station.  The Club purchased additional land by the banks of the River Suir where 3 new holes were developed.  Imported fill and excavation was used to raise the holes above the River’s floodplain.  An extensive drainage system was installed where all surface run-off was transferred to attenuation lakes.  EGS carried out the grow-in maintenance on the new areas , handing them over before opening of the course to full play.