Rochester provided both engineering design and
construction layout services for the new 600 acre Tom Fazio designed
Capital City Club Crabapple Course. The scope of work included:
Grading and drainage design for the golf course,
Obtaining a land disturbance permit for the golf course in both counties
Construction stakeout of the course
Design of the mile-long roadway to the clubhouse
Bidding and Contractor selection for the road
Redesign and relocation of Earney Road (funded by Cherokee County Capital Projects Group) to eliminate a hazardous turn
Rochester faced and overcame unique issues including the following.
The golf course was constructed within the 100 year flood plain of the Little River while a portion of the upstream property line was the centerline of the river. This required a precise earthwork balance and floodway analysis in order to assure that there was no net rise in the flood elevations upstream of the course. Where tees and greens were constructed above the 100 year flood elevation, compensating storage areas were cut to accommodate projected flood waters (resulting in the no-rise).
Rochester permitted a wooden bridge crossing the river. This was particularly challenging because Rochester had not initially designed the bridge.
A variance was granted by Cherokee County for clearing of the stream buffers where fairways crossed the streams.