Project Description

La Moraleja Golf Course – Lake Bank Erosion Control

La Moraleja Golf Course Lake Bank, Madrid Spain
Before HydroTurf - La Moraleja Golf Course Lake Bank, Madrid Spain

Lake Bank Before
HydroTurf Application

HydroTurf - La Moraleja Golf Course Lake Bank, Madrid Spain
HydroTurf - La Moraleja Golf Course Lake Bank, Madrid Spain
HydroTurf - La Moraleja Golf Course Lake Bank, Madrid Spain
HydroTurf - La Moraleja Golf Course Lake Bank, Madrid Spain
  • Project: La Moraleja Golf Course Lake Bank
  • Project Type: Lake Bank Erosion Control (Course 3)
  • Location: Madrid Spain
  • Owner: Golf La Moraleja, S.A.
  • Completion: 2014
  • Golf Course Superintendent: Tony Bonnett
  • Architect: Jack Nicklaus
  • Size: Lake Bank = 1,000 sq ft

Golf La Moraleja is one of Spain’s most important clubs. It is the largest Spanish golf club for its number of its holes and the largest in Europe located in a metropolitan area. Founded in 1973, it currently has four 18-hole golf courses, all rated par 72, designed by Jack Nicklaus. It also contains a 9-hole short course, 8 tennis courts, 12 paddle tennis courts, 2 squash courts, one covered and three open-air swimming pools, a gym and a spa. Added to these are two clubhouses, a children’s chalet and a tennis clubhouse (on 1 and 2 courses), plus a prebuilt modular clubhouse for courses 3 and 4. Courses 1 and 2 are located at La Moraleja residential estate (Alcobendas, Madrid). Courses 3 and 4 are located in the municipality of Algete. It has 6,000 shareholder members. In 2013 it was voted the best golf course in Spain by Deporte & Business and in 2014, La Moraleja 3 was voted the second best golf course in Spain by the American magazine Golf Digest. The Club has hosted competitions such as the World Cup of Golf, the Spanish Open or the Paddle Tennis World Championship.

This was the first golf course installation with HydroTurf® in the world for Watershed Geo®. The course had typical erosion issues with cart path extensions and lake banks. The installation took 2 full days and the Course Superintendent, Tony Bonnett oversaw the installation.