Why Your Course’s Bunker Sand Affects Your Game More Than You Think

Start talking turf with a superintendent and it isn’t long before you’re deep in the weeds. Sand is a similarly immersive topic; an avalanche of granular detail awaits.

That’s the thing about sand: there are many kinds — some light, others dark; some soft, others firm — and they vary widely in appearance and performance. How does a course decide which type is right for its bunkers?

GOLF.com’s Josh Sens shares the key considerations in making a selection and the influence that choice can have on how a course both looks and plays.

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