Less disruptive road surfacing for prestigious golf club

Renaissance Golf Club, North Berwick, Scotland



Renaissance Golf Club


Duncan-Pryde Ltd

Location type

Golf course


May 2019

The challenge

Having been chosen as the venue for the 2019 PGA Scottish Open competition, the prestigious Renaissance Golf Club in North Berwick invested in a major upgrade. As part of this investment, new high quality surfacing was required to improve the 6000m2 estate road, used to link the main club house buildings with the green keeper facility and overspill car park. The new surface needed to be durable enough to withstand the heavy pedestrian and vehicle traffic from the several thousand fans, TV and camera crews expected during the week long tournament. However it was also vital that work was completed quickly to avoid disruption to clients during the very busy spring and summer months.

Our solution

After discussions with the experienced surfacing contractor, an innovative approach was chosen using ULTIFASTPAVE, Tarmac’s 14mm single layer asphalt on top of heavily compacted type 1 sub base. It is designed for fast single layer application, helping save time but also improving compaction and reducing insitu voids to improve long term durability. Using this approach resulted in working time being halved across the project with significant savings in plant and labour costs. The contractor, Duncan-Pryde were impressed with the performance of ULTIFASTPAVE, particularly the workability around joints and hand finished sections of the road. The finish also exceeded their expectations as it was much tighter than expected for a 14mm product due to the high fines content in the mix.

Results and benefits

This time-critical project was delivered on time with zero delays. The client was delighted with the new surface and the fast, efficient way that the work was carried out. It represented a major improvement, not just for the forthcoming PGA tournament, but for future use by club members. The success of this project also helped the contractor to win another major contract.“The supply and support received from Tarmac throughout this contract have been excellent. The product performed better than we could ever have expected, giving the Renaissance Golf Club the course upgrade they deserve ahead of the hosting such a great competition. The work carried out here has secured us further surfacing works using this product at the prestigious Gleneagles golf resort in Auchterarder” Chris Samson, General Manager, Duncan-Pryde.

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Durable surface for vehicles and pedestrians

The upgraded footpath was durable enough for large numbers of visitors and use by vehicles.

Reduced disruption to club members

Fast, single layer construction cut programme time by half, reducing disruption to club members.

Use on other schemes

After such a positive experience the contractor used ULTIFASTPAVE at another prestigious golf resort.

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