Thursday, October 23, 2014

Golf Update

The green on hole #15 of the North Course is germinating at a rapid pace, and we expect to begin mowing in the next 10-14 days. The tee leveling work is completed and the plan is to have all of them open for play at the end of next week.

We will be opening the practice facility this Saturday, October 25. While both the East and West tees will be open, the artificial turf mats will be used on the West end for approximately two weeks to allow the newly seeded areas to mature. Also, The South Golf Course will open for play beginning October 28. The cart path only policy will be in effect for two weeks and your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Finally, we are excited to inform you of a landscape program that gets underway on October 24. About 70,000 sq. ft. of turf will be removed, primarily involving the parking lot islands and the main drive, and replaced with a more sustainable, drought tolerant plant material and ground covering. The first phase will be spraying out the existing grasses, which will take on a yellow tint over the next several days. Each week we will update our progress to help keep you aware of what you see when entering and exiting the club. This project will greatly improve the appearance and overall conditions of the clubhouse grounds and aid in our water conservation efforts.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Golf Course Update

Today we are grassing the putting surface on the new 15th green of the North Course. This will involve the planting of “plugs” in targeted spaces. Over the next 90 days or so we expect these to develop into full coverage of the green and hopefully have it open for play mid-January of 2015. We ask that you please refrain from walking or driving carts on or near any of the new turf areas as they mature.

The first phase of the tee leveling project is underway, with the focus on hole #16 South as well as holes #1 and #14 of the North Course. This will continue into 2015 and we will provide more specific updates regarding which ones are being completed.

We are in the process on sodding need areas in the roughs on the North Course to ensure proper and consistent coverage. Also on the North Course, the project on hole #16 is completed and we expect to open this for play next Tuesday.

Finally, please be reminded of the following schedule items:
South Course:
 Closed October 15-27 for overseed of roughs and tees as well as greens aerification. Opens October 28.

Driving Range:
 East Tee closed October 6-24 for overseed and aerification. Opens October 25.
 West Tee closed October 20-24 for overseed and aerification. Opens October 25.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Golf Course Update

The teeing grounds on the North Course, which were recently overseeded, will be mowed to normal heights beginning today. While the seed was germinating, the tee markers where kept in the same locations to allow the rest of the turf to grow in. Going forward, we will be moving the markers on a regular basis to ensure consistent quality of the hitting areas.

Preparation of the South Course for overseed continues this week with some scalping of roughs. Every effort will be made to clean up clippings and other debris in a timely manner. As a reminder, the course will close October 15 and be reopened for play October 28.

As far as the two continuing projects on the North Course:

 Hole #15 Green: the areas around the actual putting surface and bunker complex (commonly referred to as “greens surrounds”) will be sodded today. The green itself will be grassed by the middle of next week. At that point the actual construction portion will be completed and the process of growing in and developing the new turf will begin.

 Hole #16: The fill in and shaping of the area on the left side in front of the green is nearly done and the new sod is expected to be laid in the next several days. Once this is finished, there will be a 7-10 day “knit in” period before this is opened for play.