May, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 golf season!  We are excited to get the season started and to provide our golfers a quality product for their golfing experience.  The Championship Course will open on May 13 and the Mountain Course will open on May 20.

The golf courses came through the winter in very good shape, with minimal winter damage.  This is due in part to the mild winter, but also because of our efforts in the fall after closing to properly prepare the courses for winter survival and spring growth.  The greens are in excellent early season condition on both courses.  As always, our focus at the start of the season is on getting strong healthy turf surfaces before emphasizing the speed of the greens.  There is a lot of work done before the golf courses can be opened in the spring.  Some examples include extensive cleanup and snow removal, firing up and testing irrigation systems, implementing cultural practices such as aeration, seeding, topdressing and fertilization to activate growth where necessary, and getting the courses into good early season condition to withstand the heavy play throughout our short growing season. 

The fall of 2021 and spring of 2022 were focused on projects that improved the player experience as well as the infrastructure of the golf courses.  Listed below are some of the projects completed or in progress since September 2021:

Championship Course:

  • Repaired collar dams on greens 3, 6, 11, 13, and 17
  • Built new red tees on holes 7, 9, and 16
  • Installed walk path to back tees on hole 9
  • Numerous irrigation improvements
  • Extensive tree removal and pruning, especially after the heavy storms of late October and late December

Mountain Course:

  • Rebuilt the bunker complex around #17 green and removed the front bunker
  • Replaced the cart path system on holes 3 – 8
  • Numerous irrigation improvements
  • Extensive tree removal and pruning, especially after the heavy storms of late October and late December

The majority of this work has been accomplished in-house with our excellent staff.  We look forward to seeing you on the golf courses soon!

Jeff Clouthier, CGCS
Grounds Superintendent

For any questions related to course maintenance please contact Jeff by email at jrc@ivgid.org.

2022 Golf Maintenance Photos

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Spring Maintenance Video

There is a lot of work done before the golf courses can be opened in the spring. Some examples include extensive cleanup and snow removal, firing up and testing irrigation systems, implementing cultural practices such as aeration, seeding, topdressing and fertilization to activate growth where necessary, and getting the courses into good early season condition to withstand the heavy play throughout our short growing season. Watch this video for some behind the scenes footage and education from Jeff Clouthier, Incline Village Golf Courses Grounds Superintendent.

(2022 golf season)