Destin, FL – Starting early in 2014 Emerald Bay Golf Club began renovations under the direction of ASGCA member, Bob Cupp. The project, being conducted by certified Better Billy Bunker installer Southeastern Golf is set to open in late summer 2014. The renovations will consist of quite a few changes including new greens, tees, bunkers, cart paths and bridges, as well as the addition of some new water features.
The new bunkers, as well as existing bunkers will feature Better Billy Bunkers. The Better Billy Bunker is a spray on binder that replaces traditional fabric liners in sand bunkers. Using local gravel and a special polymer that is applied directly onto a layer of drainage gravel, the method creates a solid but porous layer. Once cured, the sand is then installed atop of the Better Billy Bunker system that allows water to percolate throughout the entire surface of the bunker to the drain lines, and keeps the sand from washing away during rain events. In addition to keeping the sand in place, the Better Billy Bunker method also eliminates contamination.