The golf course received a lot of rain throughout Thursday night and again this morning. There are several fairway spots and many bunkers that are still underwater. The roughs are completely saturated. Due to these conditions, there will be no carts for today.
If you intend to use a cart on the weekend, please check with the Golf Shop first to verify their availability.
Although our team tried to prep the course this morning, there was little we could do. The course will be wet and messy for the duration of the day. We will be working hard to have everything back in order tomorrow morning. (see photo below)
With the golf course being wet, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone how important it is to regularly practice good golf etiquette. By taking the time to do the little things, such as fixing your ball marks, filling your divots, and raking the sandtraps, you can make a big difference in the overall presentation of the course and its playability.
It is important for the cart users to use the appropriate area to exit the fairway. The designated areas are marked with the small black posts. (see photo below) We are able to move these post as needed to scatter the wear and this helps us maintain better conditions in the high traffic areas. We also recommend that cart users drive in the fairways (instead of the roughs) as much as possible.
We also use small posts on some of the high traffic areas on fairways. They are used to guide traffic away from these wear areas. (see photo below)
Have a great weekend.
Andre Aymar, Golf Course Superintendent