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Golf Course Construction

Although the daytime temperatures have increased, our nighttime temperatures have not reached the point where our Bermuda grass has begun to grow much yet.  We have seen some color change, which is the predecessor of the growth stage.  Recovery of Bermuda grass begins when nighttime temperatures remain above 55° for several days and soil temperature reaches 60° at the 4-inch depth. We understand that this has been a difficult season playing on dormant Bermuda that gets very compacted, but be encouraged that we have scheduled the overseed to take place this coming fall during the month of September.  When we open in October, we will have the golf course in the kind of condition that you will enjoy playing and be happy to show off to your friends.

We will be aerifying (punching) the greens with solid tines on the 20th and 21st of April. This is a necessary step in maintaining smooth, healthy putting surfaces throughout the year.  We will close 9 holes each day to complete the aerifying, so if you are playing on either of these two days, you will be playing the same nine twice.  Since we are not pulling plugs, the greens will be very playable following this procedure.

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  1. I got to say that it doesn’t make me feel so much better for you to inform me that, ” Don’t worry, the summer is horrible, but just wait until we close for the month of September and over seed! When we reopen you will be excited to bring your friends”! I’m just tired of paying $425 per month to hit off DIRT. Love Scott Kelly

    1. Rumor has it that dues will be increased in not too distant future. If true, we can all pay more money to hit balls off bare spots/dirt, uneven grass, clumps of grass that knock balls sideways, and then dine in a noisy cafeteria.

    2. I know the turf is a little sparse in spots, but the club was in dire need to skip a year of overseed and with that comes a less than desirable playing surface for a time, but will be well worth it in the long run. Most people in this area hate bermuda turf because they’ve never played off heathy lush bermuda. The reason for that is because we choke it out each fall with the rye overseed. The bermuda is already starting to come in better than I’ve ever seen it in my 18 years at the Club. It is really, really good in spots and just gonna take more time in others. I couldn’t be more encouraged about the direction things are going. It’s gonna be so good guys!

  2. To whom ever, the big ugly tree laying on it’s side on the west side of no. 2 tee. It’s been laying there for 2-3 mo. it’s ugly to have to look at it every day! can you get someone out there to cut it up for fire wood or whatever get it out of there it looks terrible!!!!!!!! Please do something about this eye soar ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I fully agree with Scott’s comments. Also, you said ” Since we are not pulling plugs, the greens will be very playable following this procedure.” You didn’t say anything about sanding the greens which made them unplayable for putting, especially on most of the front nine where the sand had not been picked up.

    1. I am amazed how playable the greens have been post aerification. I was also so happy to see the type and amount of sand that was used. Most places don’t put enough sand on the greens after aerifying. Props to our crew for getting it done right and not taking short cuts. It will pay off soon. The greens have recovered quickly and are looking better everyday. They will be pure a few weeks from now and perfection this fall. I couldn’t be happier with what is happening at the Club. GREAT JOB GUYS!!

  4. Sorry it is taking longer than we would all like for the course to take shape. Sometimes I think we forget what it was like the last year or so before it was purchased. Also if it hadn’t been for the purchase we would be playing public courses and this would be a weed field. Sometimes the communications make us expect more than we have but in my view the course will be great when it all comes together. I would love to have it come together sooner but I am also grateful we have it and what I think it will become

    1. Hi Hal!
      Thank you for your comment. We really appreciate your positive attitude towards the changes we’re making on the golf course. Thank you for your continuous patience! It will surely pay off!

  5. I can’t believe how far BCC has come in the last year and a half! The improvements thus far are nothing short of amazing. The redesign is brilliant. 18 world class green complexes, new bunkering, tee boxes and re-routing a few holes make BCC a legit championship golf course. As a professional golfer who has played many world class courses in the country I am truly amazed with the redesign. A true test of golf for the best players but still very playable from the forward tees. The new greens are already rolling pure and the bermuda turf is making a nice comeback due to taking a much needed year off from overseed. If its this good this fast, I can’t imagine how pure it will be in another year! I love it more every time I play!

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