Course Opening Update
From the Green Committee
Update on course conditions
As most might remember, last fall was one of the coldest, wettest seasons we experienced in many years. The biggest concern at the time was the health of the greens going into dormancy due to the poor fall weather we experienced. Fast forward now to April, we are finally getting a chance to see how we wintered. All things considered, we can be relieved that the greens came through quite well. There are only minor weaknesses on a few greens but as the weather warms, they will all be fine. Turf, primarily greens require substantial amounts of sunlight with as little rainfall as possible in the late fall season in order to build the strength to withstand the winter conditions.
Spring aerification will soon take place as the weather allows. The process is necessary to address the minor weaknesses noted above. Our goal is to take care of this prior to the season starting so there will be no interruptions once the season begins. On a positive note we will be eliminating the traditional late summer greens aerification. This is specifically based on our current organic matter levels. Fairway aerification will still be completed at that time.
Last season we increased our focus on the turf conditions of the driving range. The goal was to initiate a better cultural program to improve the quality of turf, on the tee deck specifically. We will continue this initiative throughout the year and will be adding two additional verticutting, aerification and topdressing procedures to accomplish this. These dates will be communicated in advance of when these procedures will take place.
On a personal note, Aldo would like to take this opportunity to thank all the members who graciously reached out to him regarding the passing of Bronson, his chocolate lab. He was a wonderful companion and will be sorely missed.
We are looking forward to another great golf season with some fantastic playing conditions.
From the Golf Shop
Unfortunately, due to the potential of snowfall in next week’s extended forecast, opening date is now Saturday, April 13th. As long as the weather cooperates we will complete the aerification process before opening day.
Tee time bookings for Saturday, April 13th will open online and over the phone based on your category restrictions. For opening weekend we will be running tee times off the first tee only. We will transition to our traditional morning crossover & lottery for the weekend of April 13th.
Course cleanup is still on the schedule for tomorrow, Saturday, April 6th. Members who participate will receive a continental breakfast & lunch, and a complimentary green fee pass. The breakfast will be available at 8:00 am and we ask all members to ensure they are present no later than 8:30 to receive instructions from Aldo and the grounds crew before the clean up begins. Please bring your own rake, we look forward to seeing you all there!
RANGE & STORAGE SERVICES
The driving range and club storage services will be up and running on Opening Day.
GOLF SHOP HOURS
The Golf Shop hours will remain Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm until we officially open for the season. We are excited to show off all of the new products and services we have to offer.
Restaurant & 19th Hole
The restaurant & 19th hole will open for the season on Saturday, April 13th