We have 58 bunkers and approximately a third hold water and I know everyone is tired of looking at them. Now that we have done some early spring cleaning at maintenance and between holes 6 and 7, we can now get out on the course and troubleshoot, access, and execute a plan on the bunkers. Our first step in each and every bunker is to flush the outfall or exit pipe to ensure proper drainage. We have gotten a good jump and already completed the fairway bunker and greenside bunker on hole 1. The good news is both outfall pipes are properly functioning, the problem and reason they were not draining was due to layering from several years of adding new sand on top of contaminated sand. Bunkers are high maintenance, very high in labor cost, not to mention the high cost of the pretty white sand, and must be daily maintained. It is our goal in the near future to present a rotating 4 to 7 yr bunker plan that provides cost effective and championship bunkers year round. Below, see the layers in bunkers not draining on #1, and before after pictures #1 fairway bunker.