As we do ever year, we are in the process of performing a mini-bunker renovation. With the average annual rainfall in Naples being just less than 60 inches, and 65% of this occurring between June and September, bunker washing and bunker sand contamination is an issue. Annual maintenance at the end of each summer enables us to avoid a costly complete bunker renovation.
The first step in the process is to remove the top layer of sand (1/2 to 1") from each bunker.
The sand that is removed is used to topdress the bunker face.
The remaining sand is them leveled to a consistent depth (2, 3 or 4"). Finally, new angular bunker sand is added to bring the total depth to a consistent 5"