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Photos courtesy Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club When the engineering firm surveyed the site in November 2013, the company sighted more than 4000 elevation readings from which they formulated a master drainage plan. Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club Takes on a Fairway Slit Drainage Project By Mike Smedstad L ocated in the middle of the farming community in Richmond, B.C., the Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club features a flat terrain situated at sea level, meaning elevation had to be created in the original Les Furber design. The course had sloping fairways and included drainage systems in the greens only, which made it tough to drain all of the water into the 11 manmade lakes that border 13 of the course’s 18 holes. When the club opened in the fall of 1989, and for years to follow, it was a well sought- after course for year-round play as the 28 November 2014 CG_Nov2014.indd 28 2014-10-20 2:07 PM