18th Hole

18th HoleOrganic LayerRoot Zone

Course Update for July 20, 2018

Progress Report on the 18th Green The new 18th green continues to improve each week. Here are a few of the key agronomic factors that we use as benchmarks before the green would open for play: 1) Canopy density (full coverage of the green surface with no gaps) 2) Minimum 6-inch root depth (bentgrass roots are vital for its survival and a minimum 6-inch root mass is required before it can handle stress from play) 3) 1/2-inch organic layer (approximately 1/2 inch of an organic based layer is required for the grass to be resilient to traffic and golf shots;…
July 20, 2018
15th Hole18th HoleMimico Creek

Course Update for June 15, 2018

Course Update: New 18th Hole I think it’s safe to say that there has been a good level excitement around the new creek design and some of the golf course changes including the forward tee on the 10th and the changes to the 18th. I hope everyone has been able to enjoy the fantastic new vistas from the clubhouse or the patio. Lately, surrounding the excitement of the new 18th hole, I have been asked when I think the bunkers on the 18th hole, the forward tee on the 10th hole and the new green on the 18th hole will open. I am…
June 15, 2018
18th HoleAerificationBunkersMaple Keys

Course Update for June 1, 2018

The golf course will be closed on Monday, June 4 and Tuesday, June 5 for aerification. The short game area and the practice area by the #5 hole will also be closed on Monday and Tuesday for maintenance. Aerification Throughout the golf season, the greens produce an organic layer that can accumulate very quickly. This can become very problematic as organic matter acts like a sponge and keeps the surface wet and soft. This puts the greens at higher risk for disease and other turf injury. It also creates a bad putting surface. This is why aerifying is essential. By removing…
18th HoleCity of Toronto Sewer ProjectConstructionWinter

Course Update for March 20, 2018

Although warmer temperatures in late February have challenged Wiarton Willie’s late spring prediction, it seems he was right after all. So far, winter has been hanging around, and according to the weather forecast, will do so for the next couple of weeks. These colder temperatures have been good for the two ongoing construction projects. The creek erosion work is almost complete. Some of the work remaining includes the installation of the new bridge by 8/10 tee (early next week), some minor earth works around the bridge abutments, some general tidy up, and some perennial plantings for later in the spring when plants become…
March 20, 2018
18th HoleErosion ProjectMimico Creek

Course Update for February 23, 2018

As we close in on the end of February, I thought this would be a good opportunity to give everyone an update on the golf course and the status of both ongoing construction projects. Both construction projects are going well and are progressing as scheduled. To date, we have been fortunate with the weather as we haven’t run into any significant delays. With record-breaking high temperatures on Tuesday and significant rain throughout the early part of this week, the golf course has gone from being completely snow covered to no snow at all. A big rain event and snow melt…
February 23, 2018