As we get closer to closing day at the Championship Golf Courses (Oct. 20), 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. 

2019 Golf Course Fall Maintenance Schedule as of September 25th (subject to change)

Mountain Course

The Mountain Course closed on September 15 to allow for construction and renovation on the clubhouse, due to needed repairs resulting from the August 2018 fire.  On the golf course, we are using this opportunity to complete some projects and get an early start on fall maintenance requirements prior to winter:

  • All greens and tees have already been aerated, amended, and topdressed with sand
  • Fairways, approaches, and rough will be aerated in the next two weeks
  • The practice green area is getting an upgrade with a collar being installed around the green; irrigation coverage improvements; and removal of the dirt path around the planting area, replaced with new sod
  • Bunkers on hole #4 are being rebuilt now, to be followed by bunkers on hole #13
  • The back tee on #3 is scheduled to be lowered and expanded
  • The nursery green is being rebuilt and expanded
  • Cart path replacement work will start next week

Championship Course

The Championship Course is scheduled to close on October 20.  As in the past several years, we plan to start work on some projects and maintenance procedures before closing to be able to properly finish in time for winter.  The project in progress on hole #14 to replace the old creek culverts with a free span bridge will continue for the next several weeks.  Cart path replacement work will also start next week.  The tentative maintenance schedule for the rest of the season:

Week of September 23
Aerate tees

Week of September 30
Aerate tees
Fairway bunker work

Week of October 7
Aerate fairways
Drainage projects
Fairway bunker work
Forward tee construction

Week of October 14
Aerate fairways
Drainage projects
Fairway bunker work
Forward tee construction

Bunker and tee improvements may result in moving of tee markers, and bunkers being placed as “Ground Under Repair” as work progresses.  The starter will inform golfers of activity to be aware of each day.

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

Photo Updates

September 2019:

Championship Course hole #14 culvert and bridge project

hole 14 path work

Mountain Course putting green sod project

mountain course sod