Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Golf Update

The landscape renovation project is fully underway, as you will notice when you enter or exit the club through the main drive. All of the turf in the center island has been removed and will be replaced with more drought tolerant, sustainable plant material and ground covering. This is the first phase of a plan that will involve approximately 70,000 sq. feet throughout the clubhouse grounds and parking lot areas. Our hope is to have the work fully completed in about 9 weeks and it will greatly enhance the overall appearance of these areas while supporting our commitment towards more responsible and reduced water usage.

Also, please remember to follow some important golf course etiquette guidelines. This includes fixing ball marks on greens, filling divots in fairways, raking bunkers and observing all directional signage and roped off areas. You cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Golf Update

We would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone of the importance of exercising proper etiquette when it comes to taking care of our golf courses. This primarily involves filling divots in the fairways, fixing ball marks on the greens and observing all posted directional signage and roped off areas. Your assistance is greatly appreciated and will help to keep the courses in the best possible condition for you to enjoy.

Also, as we discussed in last week’s update, we will start to see the transition of the bermuda grasses as the temperatures drop and the turf begins to go dormant. While the coloration will change, the grass is actually quite healthy and is simply in a slower growth cycle. We will continue to maintain the golf courses in the same manner to ensure the overall quality and playability.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Golf Update

November is here and we will see cooler temperatures, particularly during the nighttime hours. This will cause the bermudagrass areas to begin to go dormant and change color throughout the fall and winter months. Some of you may be wondering why this happens and what it means for course conditions and overall playability.

Bermuda typically grows best once soil temperatures exceed 60 degrees. When the air and soil temperatures drop, the grass has a plant defense mechanism that causes it to grow more slowly. The grass is still very much alive even though it may appear that it is unhealthy and perhaps too dry. As far as the playability is concerned, there is plenty of leaf tissue to provide a good lie and the shorter, firmer surface provides added distance off the tee.

Also, over the last couple of weeks we have eluded to our landscape improvement project throughout the clubhouse grounds. We recently met with the contractor to firm up the start dates and how the sequencing of the areas being transitioned will occur. Updates will continue and you can expect to see some noticeable activity very soon.