Friday was a historic day for the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, and that's saying something considering the Club has almost 120 years of history. Friday we finished rebuilding all the bunkers (okay the practice hole is still under development......more on that to come). I know a lot about this Club's history and I think it's safe to say this is the first time all the bunkers have been remodeled in entirety. Before this project, bunkers at Tacoma were renovated in phases, and under the guidance of several different architects. Many bunkers were built or renovated without the guidance of an architect. In addition, the quality of sands has changed throughout many of the improvements in the past. For several years, the sand supplied was not produced with adequate quality control and many, many tons left the quarry containing too much silt and clay. Given that information, one would expect that until now, the bunkers have been very inconsistent. Well today, all the bunkers are not only built in the same style, but they are built with very good quality control and should play with excellent consistency. These last couple of days have been pretty frantic as we prepared for the bunker sand installation. In just two days, 23 bunkers were backfilled. They are all beautiful but check out these pictures of some of my favorites.