Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Fog and Sod

We were greeted with fog this morning at #8 pond. We prepared and laid out 3,000 square feet of tall fescue. There will be more sod coming in the next couple weeks. Our contractor Toth Brothers is beginning the process of removing their equipment from the site. Once they do, we will reopen the tees. Thanks for your patience. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Pond Update

As you can see in this picture, we are almost done place the new rip-rap edge on the pond. We are planning to finish by Tuesday April 3rd. This will mark the reopening of the tee boxes on #8. In the next couple weeks, we will seed and sod the disturbed areas.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Pond Update

As the weather improves slightly, the dredging of #8 pond continues. The pond looks to be about 7 feet deeper than when we first started. Once the dredging is completed, the stone work along the pond edge will begin.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Golf Course Storm Update

The course was damaged mainly by the high winds and wet snow on Friday. So far, I have counted 6 trees down and varying leaves of damage of other tree branches. We have about 7-10 eight foot sections of fence that will need to be replaced. Aradar tree service is coming today to start removing the felled trees. We will purchase and plant trees and arborvitaes if it is required in the near future. 

The 8th pond is filled with water again and will need to be pumped out for at least a few days. The exact date as to when the dredging will restart again will be dictated by when the snow melts off and the ground dries up again.

The staff will concentrate on continuing the course clean up. Thanks for your patience. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Pond Update

We are moving forward with the restoration of the 8th pond or should I say, downward! Over the past 3 decades over 7 feet of debris has collected in the bottom of the pond. They are removing the material and placing it in the newly built "basins" on the hill side to filter out the water. The dredging will continue until we reach the  "original" base of the pond.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

#8 Pond

Today, the contractor removed most of the water in #8 pond. The actual dredging will start early next week after some more prep work of the site. More updates to follow.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Golf Course and Tree Program Update

The 2017-2018 winter season has been marked by some minor and major projects on the course. We spent the first part of the off season removing debris, English ivy and dead branches along the fence lines across the property. The second part of the season saw the removals of most of the trees that bordered the creek that separates the 18th and 1st holes. We also removed three groups of trees on the left and right of the 2nd fairway. On 6 tee, we removed 7 trees and cleaned the area along the fence. In the third part of the off season, we will be starting the restoration of #8 pond and installation of additional irrigation on #2.

This will conclude the tree removes for the off season with the exception of three trees on the back nine. In March/April, we will replant a combination of shrubs and trees on some of the fence lines and on the golf course.

The tree removals will improve turf grass health, promote air movement and widen sight lines for the golfer.  I will have more information soon regarding the long term direction of the course in the near future. Thanks!

Monday, February 12, 2018

#8 Pond

We are starting the process of restoring #8 pond. Toth Brothers Inc is removing the sediment that has collected in the pond over the last 25 years. This will require us to close the tees for the next few weeks. The new tee location is in the beginning of the 8th fairway.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Happy New Years! Here comes the Snow!

The first post of the new year revolves around the winter storm today. As you can see in this picture across #18 and #1, we are experiencing nearly "white out" conditions. We have a couple inches of snow on the ground now and increasing winds. It has stopped the tree work we had planned for today but we are going to try to get started again tomorrow, weather dependent. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


With the weather being unseasonably warm, we are installing Belgium block curbing. In the above picture, you can see we are working on the island between the Clubhouse and Golf Shop. We are hoping to finish by tomorrow. We are also cleaning up golf course in hopes we can open tomorrow. Thanks for your patience!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

What? More Snow?

We came to the course with a surprise 2 inches of snow! With all the wind yesterday, we were preparing to open the course today but were stopped in our tracks. That being said, I expect the snow to melt quickly. We will keep you updated as to when the course will reopen for play.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Deep Tine

The week has been divided by us chasing the remaining leaves and aerification. In this picture you can see that we are deep tining the greens. We followed it with rolling and mowing the greens for the last time this year. We spend the rest of the week on irrigation winterization and cleanup.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Yesterday, we took covers out to the range tee. The right side of the tee has bermuda grass. The rest of the tee is a mix of bent grass and various types off fescue. The bermuda is the only "warm season" grass of the bunch. It, like most people, does not like the cold. We installed a turf cover to keep it safe from high winds and keep it a bit more warm opposed to not being covered. We are hoping that will keep it from "going south" when we take the covers off in the spring! 

Friday, November 10, 2017

7 tee

Earlier this week, we had Aradar Tree Service remove the one of the two sawtooth oaks on the left side of 7 tee. Over the years it had grow to the point that it was "shutting down" the left side of the tee box for a left to right tee shot. It was also in declining health. Now, the left side is wide open!
Next up, cleaning up and planting hedges along 6 tee.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017


Yesterday, we aerified fairways. Today, we are focusing on the approaches to the greens. We will be pulling soil plugs and shoveling them up. This reduces thatch and helps the soil "breath". Next week, we plan to aerify tees.