Sand Trap Zen

An Asian dry garden? That’s what it looks like to me. But I’m not a golfer, so unable to fully appreciate the true value of a sand trap. This section of wall was swimming in a sea of mud when I built it last fall. The grass has come in, and now the ‘third hole’ is looking pretty.

Another stint last week at Cochecho Country Club in Dover, New Hampshire. With Tony P. at the helm of the mini excavator, I laid up another length of Galloway style wall reusing the stone from an adjacent derelict wall. The beauty of what Tony had in mind when he called me last year to begin the project is now clear. With the original wall line shifted away from the trees that had grown up in it, the new wall and mature trees have space to breathe. 

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