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
BentgrassPoaPruningSnowWinter

Course Update for January 15, 2018

Happy New Year! Hopefully everyone had a cheerful and safe holiday.The first few weeks of winter have brought us some interesting weather with significant snow cover and very frigid temperatures, and the latter part of last week delivered record-breaking spring-like temperatures and rain to melt the snow. Some of you may wonder how all this impacts the golf course. Fortunately, our new Bentgrass greens are very well equipped to withstand the challenges of this weather. Bentgrass is much more tolerant than poa. It can handle both direct cold temperatures and ice cover. The blanket of snow we've had on the ground has…
January 15, 2018
FallWinter

Course Update for November 10, 2017

The golf course will be closed effective November 13. Due to the SIGNIFICANT DROP IN TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY, the water fountains were removed from the golf course for the season. The washrooms on the back nine are closed until temperatures get above freezing. The washrooms on the front nine and the halfway house remain open. Please call the Golf Shop before arriving at the club for updates. The final day to golf this season is Sunday, November 12. Andre Aymar, Golf Course Superintendent
November 10, 2017
PoaWinter

Course Update for November 6, 2017

The golf course will close on November 12. Although the spring and early summer kept us wondering if we were ever going to make it a full day without hearing the sound of the weather horn, Mother Nature made up for it with exceptional golfing weather throughout the late summer and fall. It has been a great way to wrap up the season, and what a wonderful season it has been. I truly hope that everyone has enjoyed playing the golf course as much as we have enjoyed providing a great course for you to play. The final day of the golf…
November 7, 2017
BentgrassWinter

Course Update for October 27, 2017

Reminder: The golf course will close in Mid-November. An exact date will be decided within the next couple of weeks. The short game will be closed for the season on Sunday, October 29. Once again it's that time of the year when we start talking about the end of the golf season. I thought it might be a good opportunity to remind everyone which factors impact the closing date. There are two major factors that play a role: (1) protecting our greens and (2) recovery and winter preparation. Protecting our Greens What makes bentgrass such a great choice for putting greens in…
October 27, 2017
BentgrassFallFrostWorm Castings

Course Update for October 20, 2017

To ensure our bentgrass greens are properly prepared for the winter, the golf course will close in mid November. An exact date will be determined within the next couple of weeks. With the temperatures falling, leaf colours changing, and the days getting much shorter, it finally feels like fall. This time of year has its unique set of challenges: Grasses are physiologically slowing down significantly and not growing as much. There is also less daylight, and some areas can stay in the shade for a good portion of the day (see photo below). Together, these two factors create a surface that is…
October 20, 2017
Skunks

Course Update for September 29, 2017

Reminder: Starting Sunday, October 1, weekend start times will be 8am. Weekday start times will be Mondays at 9am and Tuesday-Sunday at 8am. Over the past few days we have noticed a few areas on the golf course that have become feeding grounds for a few roaming creatures overnight. The culprit is a black and white mammal known for its ability to spray a liquid with a strong, unpleasant smell—yes, the skunk. It’s that time of year again when second generation grubs are in the shallow portion of the root zone to feed off the roots and prepare for overwintering.…
September 29, 2017
AerificationTurf

Course Update for September 22, 2017

Although we have officially entered the fall season, it seems summer is sticking around for a few more days. This stretch of sunny weather has been fantastic for golf, and it's been great to see many members still enjoying the course and the patio. This weather has also been favourable for turf growth and recovery. The turf recovery side of things has been excellent because it's given the greens a chance to fully recover from aerification after only 14 days (see 7-day and 14-day photo comparison below). This has exceeded our expectations, and we are very happy with the results. The turf…
September 22, 2017
Aerification

Course Update for September 15, 2017

Reminder: Starting Monday, September 18, start times Monday-Friday will be 8:00am. Weekends will remain at 7:00am until October. September has brought us some great golfing weather so far and it looks like this weekend will be fantastic. The golf course has enjoyed this favourable weather. It has helped the greens in their recovery from aerification. After eight recovery days they still have some filling in to do but we are happy with the progress they are making. The holes will still be visible for a while but the playability is getting better every day. Enjoy the weekend, Andre Aymar, Golf Course Superintendent
September 15, 2017