As we get closer to closing days at the courses, our groundskeeping teams will be ramping up their maintenance work with the aim of prepping the courses for the winter ahead and ensuring great conditions next season and in years to come. In the interest of giving our customers as much advance notice as possible, Jeff Clouthier, our Grounds Superintendent, has put together the following fall maintenance schedule. 

2021 Golf Course Fall Maintenance Schedule (subject to change)

We hope you have enjoyed playing at the golf courses this season. The maintenance crews have worked hard to produce great conditions with smaller than usual staffs, but with the same dedication to provide an excellent golfing experience. Holes 1 – 9 on the Mountain Course will close on September 15, and the rest of the course will close October 14. The Championship Course will close on October 17. We have started working on some projects and maintenance procedures before closing to be able to properly finish in time for winter. Here is the tentative maintenance schedule of activities that may slightly impact play for the rest of the playing season:

Championship Course 

maintenance vehicle aerates the incline village championship golf course

Week of September 20
Aerate and topdress approaches
Fairway sod work

Week of September 27
Aerate and topdress approaches
Fairway sod work

Week of October 4
Aerate and topdress tees
Fairway sod work

Week of October 11
Aerate and topdress tees
Verticut greens

Mountain Course

Week of September 20
Aerate and topdress tees

Week of September 27
Aerate and topdress tees

Week of October 4
Aerate fairways

After the golf courses close, a lot of work takes place to prepare for the winter and next season.  All greens are aerated twice, amended, and heavily topdressed with sand.  Irrigation systems are drained and blown out, tree removal and pruning commences, and preventative plant protectants are applied to protect against winter diseases such as snow mold. As long as the weather allows, we will be on the course working on these procedures and other improvement projects. Watch this behind the scenes video (filmed fall 2020) to see our team carrying out some of these projects: 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to improve the golf courses and prepare them for winter!

Jeff Clouthier, CGCS 
Grounds Superintendent