Friday, October 21, 2016

9th Green Update

The bunker gravel is all but done. We are now putting drainage in the new 10th tee and doing some final shaping around the tee and green complex. We will also start fine tuning the grade of the 9th approach. Sod will becoming early next week.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

9th Green Update

As we are building the green complex, we also cleared out all the overgrown vegetative plantings along the right side of the green. Now, we have planted 6-7 foot single stem arborvitae. In the next few years, they will grow to 12-14 feet and provide a screen to the building along the green.We will be planting a combination of arborvitae and trees along the main entrance and the 9th green sometime next week.   

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

9 Green Update

After filling in the green's cavity on Monday, we sodded the green yesterday. The sod came from the preexisting 9th green. This morning, we started to sod the bunker surrounds with tall type fescue sod. 

Friday, October 14, 2016

9th Green Update

As you can see in this picture, we are installing the internal drainage in the green cavity. Our goal is to finish it today and then start adding the greens grade soil. We plan to to complete the finish grade of the green surface by Monday afternoon. We plan to install the green sod on Tuesday. The irrigation for the green is almost complete and will have water in it by tomorrow.

Monday, October 10, 2016

9th Green

Today, we started to dig the cavity for the 9th green. It will take roughly 2 days. You will also see the three new roughed out bunkers. The rest of the week will be invested in mainly finishing the green's surface and adding the old sod that we are storing on the right of 9 fairway.

Friday, September 23, 2016

#9 and the Drone

As you can see in the top left of this picture, we were taking pictures with a drone for the construction of #9 green. Aradar Tree Service remove some large pines to the right of the green. The Grounds Staff will remove the remaining spruces and hedges around the green. The driveway and fence line along the right of #9 will have a new hedge installed in the latter part of October. Construction starts October 4th, weather dependent.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

No Rain for Us!

I feel like it is Groundhog Day! The forecast is calling dry, hot and breezy days with some cooling at night. Great weather for people. Not so great for plants. We continue to water as much as possible until some rain forms. We would have started some additional slit seeding, aerification and topdressing but we are waiting for rain first. It looks like maybe Sunday night into Monday morning. Let's keep our fingers crossed!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


In the past 19 days, we have received almost no measurable rain. The rain would help push the greens and tees to fully heal from aerification. That being said, we are already very close to closing the holes. We are now going to enter a heat wave later today that will last until Saturday, if you believe the forecast. The 2 month forecast is calling for dry conditions to continue until Halloween! Boy, I hope they are wrong!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


We are almost done aerification. We aerified the tees, greens, approaches and par 3 fairways. We will continue to aerify other select areas all next week and and topdress sand to tees and approaches. The course will be open tomorrow at 11:00am. Thank you for your patience!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Golf Course Update

After a very hot and wet July, we are entering August. We have been cleaning up for weeks the storm damage for 3 rain and high wind events in succession. We have Aradar Tree service trying to finish the last of the tree damage this week. The staff is busy with daily golf course preparation and planting seed for the fall. We are just keeping our fingers crossed that the worst of the heat is over but preparing for it to come back!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Storm Damage Update

As of this morning, we have cleaned up almost all the tree damage on #2. We are looking to do work on #8, #10 and #3 tee later today. We plan to have all the bunkers back in shape by noon today. It looks like we will need the tree company Aradar to help us for a few more days. Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


The storm we had yesterday did some real damage on the course. We lost between 15-20 trees, damaged some of the fence and dropped lots of branches and leaves. We plan to reopen at 3:00pm today. Thanks for your patience.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

The Fan

With all this hot and muggy weather, we had to start running the fan on #18 green. It is on a timer to be off around 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Since its installation, the fan has contributed to the overall health of the green. The gentle breeze reduces the temperature enough to help the bentgrass through the summer.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Golf Course Update

After a drenching 0.5 inches of rain last nigh, we are busy protecting the turf from the upcoming humid weather. This is the time of year where we try to not start any big projects and keep all our focus on the grass. The hot and sticky weather looks to be in town until Saturday when we might get a short break.

Monday, June 13, 2016


This weekend was one windy one! We spent the days watering as much as possible without giving up our goal of firm and fast. After a very wet May, June has been just as dry. The forecast is calling for some rain towards the end of the week. We will be adding sand to tees, fairways and greens to help keep the surfaces smooth and true during the early part of the week.