Monday, July 24, 2017

Golf Course Update

After a heat wave and close to 2 inches of rain over the last 36 hours, we are doing a mild aerification of the greens. As you can see in the first picture, the holes are a little less than a quarter inch in diameter. We starting to roll the greens to make them smooth again. This procedure will help the greens breath and dry out faster. 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Golf Course Update

The Grounds Department has been mainly concentrating on daily maintenance with one exception. We removed the tree near the 9th tee on the left side to "open" the tee shot more to the golfer who hits the ball more left to right.  We did this in conjunction with trimming some large branches all the fence line on the 9th for safety. Next week, we will be trimming the hedges behind the 6th green to increase the amount of morning sunlight.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

How was your weekend?!?

Well, Saturday was interesting! at 4:45am we had a light passing shower and the course was fine. At 5:45am the bottom dropped out! We received almost 1.25 inches of rain in about 15 minutes! This picture above is of the radar just before the storm hit. After some frantic clean up and squeegeeing, we were able to open the course at 12:00 noon. I appreciate all the patience everyone afforded us!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

June Update

We have been very busy since the sudden change in weather. We went from rainy, cloudy and in the early 70s to blistering heat, full sun and record high daytime temperatures. . The long term weather looks to cool down after today. We are staying focused on the process of grooming the course for daily play. Hope to see you on the course!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

May Weather

This cloudy landscape has dominated the last two weeks. The forecast is calling for the sun to return for a brief appearance on Thursday. We are taking this time to continue fine tuning the property for daily play, install new horticulture around the renovated Golf Shop and open the pool area.

Friday, May 12, 2017


For the last 3 days, we have been spreading sand on the fairways. This helps the fairways drain better, smooths out the surface and give the ball more roll. We will finish today once the 5th fairway is completed.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Punch em!

Today, we spent some time deep tining tight soils in some fairways. The deep tine is 8 inches long and a half inch in diameter. It goes much deeper than a traditional aerifyer.The tine increases water movement and increases needed gaseous exchange in the soil. 

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Season is in full Swing!

After a snowy March and rainy ending to April, we are finally seeing the course wake up! We are concentrating on sodding a few small areas where we did some tree work in the early spring and preparing the course for everyday play. The 9th green is healthy but we will be keeping a close eye on this summer as it faces it's first summer.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

9 green is Open

We have decided to open 9 green today! I hope to see you out there playing it soon! Thanks for your patience!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


Yesterday, we spent the day solid tining fairways. The aerification will help the fairways drain faster, improve rooting and reduce thatch build up. We completed almost all course yesterday and will begin tees and approaches today and tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

9th Green Update

We aerified 9 green today. It will also get topdressed and rolled. It is getting very close to greens height. I feel it needs a few more weeks to mature. I can't see it being closed any later than the end of April. Thanks for your patience!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Monday Aerification

With the warm weather, we aerified greens. They are very small holes but will improve the health of the soil profile. We rolled them smooth right afterwards and added some sand. We are mowing them this morning. They are very wet from last night's rain but should be playable later today.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

More First Mows!

Yesterday and today represent more "first" mows on the golf course. We have mowed all the approaches and fairways yesterday. Today, we are mowing all the greens and starting the rough. With a forecast of heavy rain coming tomorrow, we are racing against the clock to get the course as "mowed out" as possible!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Just as we started to mow fairways for the first time of the season, here comes thunderstorms?!?!? It is highly unusual to have thunderstorms in March. We just received 0.3 of an inch of rain in 20 minutes. We have no other choice but to restrict carts today and only hope for better weather tomorrow. The one good attribute about today is that we are still in a "drought" watch in the Philadelphia area. So, we do need as much rain as possible.....just more in the evening and not during the day! 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

From Mowing to Snowing

On March 1st it was 72 degrees and we were mowing the 9th green. Today, its 19 degrees in the morning with  3 inches of snow with a coating of ice. The forecast really only seems to warm up after Sunday. I am hoping that most of the snow is gone by late next week. We will keep you and the Golf Shop updated.