The short game area will open for the season on Saturday, May 12, and open at 7:30am on weekdays and 6:30am on weekends. The 7:30am start during the week will help our team coordinate the required maintenance on the short game area in a more effective and safe manner.
So far, this spring has been interesting, to say the least. Between the construction, the ice storm, and two wind storms, there has been a lot going on around the property. The wind storm last week took down several trees and another one fell yesterday on the 2nd hole. Overall, the cleanup has gone well, and we should have all the tree work cleaned up by the end of the weekend.
We appreciate everyone’s patience with the temporary hole closures and tee block modifications, as we are trying to facilitate and speed up the restoration. Over the next few weeks there will be many newly sodded areas. We ask that you please be careful not to drive through any of these areas as it can cause significant damage and delay the restoration process. All areas will be roped off and marked accordingly.
City Sewer Project
The restoration for the City sewer project has progressed very nicely this week. They have sodded all the way from the 15th green to the 18th tee. Next week they will continue to work on the areas from the 17th green to the 7th tee, and then they will move onto their last big area on the 14th hole.
Creek Erosion Project
The plantings for both sides of the creek along the 10th hole and the 18th hole are completed. The entire mulch bed in front of the clubhouse is being planted with native perennials and shrubs and is expected to be done by early next week. The remaining plantings, which include some shrubs and trees, are expected to be wrapped up by the end of next week.
The 18th hole went through a significant transformation this week: the entire hole was sodded and the green was seeded. The cart path will be paved on Monday morning. There will be a lot of watering for our team on the 18th hole over the next few days, therefore it will play as a par 3 for the weekend.
Have a great weekend,
Andre Aymar, Course Superintendent