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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Golf Course Update

As we approach the scheduled October 15 start date for overseeding of the South Course roughs and tees, the process of reducing irrigation cycles and more closely mowing the areas to be seeded is underway. These practices are vital to ensuring the best possible conditions to germinate and develop the winter ryegrass and provide optimal conditions.

 The renovation of the 15th green on the North Course is moving along as planned. We expect to have this green fully grassed by next weekend and allow the maturation of the new turf to begin. Our hope is to have this reopened for play in mid-January of 2015.

Also, if you have played the North Course recently you probably noticed the soil material in the left side of the large bunker in front of the 16th green. The idea is to fill some of this in, slightly reshape the contours and then sod the newly created area. This will give players the option to run the ball up the left side and no longer be forced to carry the bunker in order to reach the putting surface. Once the sod is laid, which is expected to occur by the end of next week, it will take approximately 7-10 days to “knit in” before we open it for play.