Course Conditions

Back 9 Open Today

We will be opening the Back 9 and range today Friday September 15th.  The cleanup was a herculean effort by pro shop, clubhouse and golf maintenance staff.  The Front 9 is over halfway cleaned up and the flood waters are slowly receding.  It  will take 3-4 weeks to restore entire course back to normal   Irma did bring salt water with her and you will see off color turf and trees.  Greens, tees and fairways are in good shape.  Bunkers treat as ground under repair.  I will be updating status of the Front 9 tomorrow.

In your service,

Shane Wright, CGCS

Course Conditions

Course Cleanup

Good morning everyone!

Yesterday was a special day for me as all departments were represented in the clean up of course!  So proud and grateful for the help from my work family.  You win with people and VBCC has a great staff.

The canal is still very high and this is impeding our drainage to holes 10-13.  These holes are still saturated and have standing water in the drains.  This has delayed our opening of the Back 9 to Friday.  This will allow more drain time and a more safe environment for golfers (snakes and gators).  The range will be open tomorrow.  The Front 9 should be open on Saturday if flood waters recede on 4,5 and 8.  Any rain will delay us by a day.

The amount of debris is unthinkable and crews are working tirelessly in 90 degree temperatures to restore course.  I still have several team members stranded in their neighborhoods because of flood waters.  We have also been delayed in our cultural practices because of Irma.  We were supposed to aerify greens on Monday.  We will need to be closed every Monday to catch up on greens maintenance. Our weed control program has been delayed for 2 weeks so weed levels will be higher than normal.  The turf never stops.

Pictures below from this morning.

Canal rapids

Hole 8 still not passable


13 Tee still flooded


6 green was flooded