West Coast: Olympic Club, San Francisco, CA

The 11th hole of the Ocean Course at The Olympic Club in San Francisco is a picturesque uphill par 5 with plenty of surface slope, but has been plagued with a wet fairway caused by poor seepage drainage. TDA designed a system of surface and seepage collection to tie into an existing large pipe...

Work on the 11th hole of the Ocean Course at The Olympic Club in San Francisco started in November, but winter rains halted the project. The work will resume once the weather improve s in the spring.

The 11th is a picturesque uphill par 5 with plenty of surface slope, but has been plagued with a wet fairway caused by poor seepage drainage. TDA designed a system of surface and seepage collection to tie into an existing large pipe, which was installed by Pat Finlen’s staff. Turf Drainage Co. of the West, LLC, is the contractor for the project, just as it has been for drainage installations on the 6th and 7th holes of the Ocean Course.

Olympic Golf Club, #11