Premier Country Club Streambank Armoring
This club is widely regarded as the premier golf and country club in South Carolina's Upstate. Spanning more than 130 acres is a master-planned 18-hole golf course designed by Tom Fazio. It is host of the Korn Ferry Tour's BMW Charity Pro-AM.
In 2023, the course underwent a complete stream restoration. The scope of work included re-grading the severely eroded streambanks. Complicating the restoration, was working around obstacles like bridges, trees, pipes, and boulder walls.
Rock rip rap had been used in the past but was failing. Engineers sought stronger protection and specified Flexamat Plus. Not only did Flexamat have higher performance capabilities compared to rock, but it offered a more natural aesthetic solution. Native plants thrive within Flexamat. The designers incorporated sprigging and other riparian vegetation within the Flexamat.