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.  


Job Posting: Assistant Superintendent

Assistant Superintendent Vero Beach Country Club

Founded in 1924 and conveniently located in the city of Vero Beach, Florida. VBCC presents both a proud history and a distinctive club experience. VBCC has seashore paspalum turf on greens, tees and fairways. Audubon Certified, our Club is committed to a green policy, with rigorous adherence to environmental planning, recycling, wildlife habitat management and Lagoon protection.
Previous individuals have gone on to be superintendents that held this position.

Educational Requirements:
Minimum 2 year degree in Agronomy or related field.
Must obtain FL applicator license within 3 months.

Experience Requirements:
3-4 years golf course maintenance experience or combination of education/experience. Working knowledge of the rules of golf.
Self motivated, high energy leader that enjoys mentoring, training, and working to create the ultimate guest experience.

Salary Range:

Health, Vision, Uniforms, 401K, Dues, PTO

Date Available:

Application Instructions:
Please send resume to 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

Course Conditions, Projects

May Update

Summer Time!
Welcome Summer Members and thank you to our year round members for keeping it interesting during the summer!! The summer time is the peak growth for our seashore paspalum. The turf starts growing fast April thru October. During these months, we must perform cultural practices such as verticutting, aerification and topdressing of playing surfaces. This helps groom the top surface as well as the root structure you do not see. In May, we deep tine aerified the fairways and tines went 9.5 inches deep. This process created a quarter inch wide by 9.5 inch deep hole that will allow the roots to grow deeper as well as increase drainage and air movement in soil profile.
We will also be selectively treating the common bermudagrass on 1 & 2 fairways. This is a weed in our paspalum fairways that looks a little unpleasing to the eye. We will treat with several chemicals and resod if necessary. We will not harm the paspalum if possible so some areas will just grow in. If area treated is large then we will resod. So bottom line is that you will see some brown areas and it will be the common bermudagrass weed.

Greens aerification will be June 1, August 3 and September 14.
See you on course!

Common bermudagrass being treated on 1 collar