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Forest Greens Golf Club nears completion of bunker renovation

(TRIANGLE, Va.)Forest Greens Golf Club – the Clyde Johnson gem just five miles from Quantico Marine Base – is set to complete a major bunker renovation this June.

The $435,000 project covers a complete overhaul of the bunkers with new sand and shaping throughout the 18-hole golf course.

Prince William County secured contractor McDonald and Sons to complete the work. The reimagined bunkers will follow the five-step “Better Billy Bunker” style. First, old sand will be removed and drain lines will be inspected; second, a layer of local gravel will be installed; third, ST410 polymer will then be placed in; fourth, polymer is cured for 24 hours and quality controlled; and fifth, the sand is laid down.

Forest Greens CC: Green complete back view

“We are fortunate for the support of our Board of County Supervisors to make this course transformation possible,” says Seth Hendler-Voss, director of parks and recreation. “The result will be immaculate bunkers which will have an undeniable effect on the entire layout.”

Forest Greens enjoys longstanding designation as a “Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary” by Audubon International. For five years, it has maintained sound practices in six key areas: environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction, water conservation and water quality management.

The layout features a nice variety of holes including a couple of short par-4’s. The terrain is unusually hilly for Northern Virginia and because of the lack of real estate in proximity, there is an abundance of wildlife.

“Forest Greens has been a beloved community asset for over two decades,” continues Hendler-Voss. “We look forward to welcoming back avid and new golfers to an even more enhanced facility than ever before.”

Opened in 1996, the original design was crafted by renowned architect Clyde Johnson in a classic parkland style. Set in the rolling terrain of Triangle, Va., adjacent to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, the offers challenge, magnificent vistas and natural settings.

More information:, 703.221.0123

About Indigo Golf Partners
Dedicated to optimizing all that the sport and business of golf offers, Indigo Golf Partners is a division of Troon and manages more than 160 golf courses, country clubs and resorts in 29 states. Headquartered in Reston, Va. with regional offices and teams across America, the company subscribes to a #GolfForEveryone purpose. Leveraging over 30 years of expertise, Indigo Golf Partners specializes in full-service property management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business. They include modern-day golf and property maintenance, staffing and training, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing, public relations, HOA integration, technology, special events and financial management.

More information:, 703.761.1444.

Dan Wooters
Buffalo Agency