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 always creates a big mess, but the golf course has drained surprisingly well, and it looks to be in great condition. With the snow gone we can now focus on getting the remaining tree work done.
The new alignment of the creek is almost completed. The new creek design was put to the test this week when the water level rose significantly following the rainfall and the snow melt. It performed very well, and we are very happy with the results. The construction company is now working around the new green site and 18th cart path, as well as preparing the new bridge abutments on the 10th hole. This new bridge will be located approximately 15m south of the old bridge. (Photos: Before and Now)
Most of the leg work for the City of Toronto’s sewer re-lining project has been completed. There are two lining phases to this project: Lining of phase 1 (14th hole) will start by early next week, followed by Phase 2 lining (from the 15th green to the 18th tee). Course restoration by a reputable golf course construction company the club has approved will start at the beginning of April, and with good weather and sod availability, should be completed by the time the course opens for play.
It has been a very busy winter season, and the progress on these projects is nice to see. Things are taking shape, and we are excited to see the final stretch is in sight.
Have a great weekend,
Andre Aymar, Golf Course Superintendent