Projects

May 16 update

Work continues on 18. Total golf expects to finish next week. It has rained all 3 days this week thus far. Tomorrow we will lower irrigation pipe and add pop ups around green for Sod next Tuesday.

Picture below of shaping of 18 approach

Below:  Wilnor leveling #3 back bunker sod “dip”

Wilnor leveling behind 3 green

Below:  #5 bunker renovation started today.  The nose was removed and washout area sodded.  Drainage will also be added as weather permits

Below #3 collar/bunker slope repair.

Projects

11 & 15 projects

Today we started on 15 fairway pot bunker. The bunker was eroded and infested with roots. Overtime from wind, rain and golf activity a bunker looses its shape. We are getting the Sod from 11 gold tee area that will be raised and coquina cart path added.

Knocking 2 birds out with one stone…11 Tee improvement with 15 bunker improvement!!! Win Win!

11 Tee rough to be raised and coquina added

Course Conditions, Cultural Practices

Topdressing fairways

We topdressed fairway wet spots on 2,4,5 fairways today. Tomorrow we will do 7,8,11 and 13. Hopefully by Friday all wet areas will be topdressed after the 2.5 inches of rain from Saturday. The course played great on Sunday for the Pro Am. We were already over 30 inches of rain above normal.

Sand applications over time will firm the wet surfaces for improved playability and drainage. We use a drag brush to work into canopy of turf.

The last 3 mornings we have dipped below 30. The course will be off color until night time temperatures increase back into the 60’s for an extended time. Enjoy the crisp nights before we know it summer will be here!

Course Conditions

Cart exit of fairways 

A quick reminder that carts must exit fairway before white lines at end of fairway.  Please do not drive carts around green surrounds.  Keeping carts on path around tees and greens protects the turfgrass from being damaged and beaten down.  Carts should also remain on paths par 3 holes as well.  

Thanks for preserving the course!

Course Conditions, Projects

Hole 7

We finished 2 right greenside bunker this week.  We will start on 3 greenside bunkers next Tuesday.  


The crew turned their attention to hole 7 coquina area.  The oleanders were removed from Irma.  The guys are leveling and reshaping this area.  We will Sod a section of 7 cart path and coquina will go down in palm area.