The greens are watered overnight by a sprinkler system which uses only rainwater collected from the cottage roofs. This is stored in two large wells which used to serve as septic tanks for Les Crouquets pigs.

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The pitch & putt course was created on a 2.5 hectare field which used to be planted with corn. The field was ploughed and then followed several weeks of hand picking stones & boulders - the land here is extremely rocky!
It started out as an empty rocky field - May 2006
Ploughing the field 2007
Laying the irrigation pipes
Irrigation pipes are now laid
Laying 100s of metres of pipes with a little help from our friends
Rotavating the greens
Starting to add plants and trees
Planting trees and shrubs on a very wet day
Planting some mature trees
Rolling the greens
More rotavating
Mowing is an endless job!
Making the holes with some help from one of our guests
Resowing the greens
Adding extra earth to the greens
Changing to some very expensive grass seed
May 2008
Guidelines for new players
A friendly golf tournment
The pitch & putt course Summer 2012
CREATING THE PITCH & PUTT COURSE
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