Friday, May 22, 2015


Turf Reduction

In an effort to conserve water in the current drought we face here in California we have selected areas that we will be removing turf and replacing with drought tolerant native plantings. There will be approximately 11 acres removed over the 27 holes. We are in the early stages of this project as we have just begun spraying round-up in the areas to be removed. I will keep you updated as the project progresses. 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Rain Storm - 2/28/14

Finally we are getting some much needed rain. Unfortunately we are getting it all at once which creates challenges in itself. We will have washed out bunkers, tree limbs down, debris from the surrounding neighbour hood that washes through the course, native areas washed out etc. It will take many man hours to put the course back together, so when the rain does end please be patient as my crew works to restore the course. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

View from the Clubhouse (2/10/14)

Tree Root Pruning

The contractor was kind enough to loan us the use of their trencher to root prune some areas around the greens that have tree root issues. The roots that cause the greens to stress and dry out in the summer months are only 6'' to 1 foot deep. We are however trenching to about 3 feet deep to may sure we don't have the problem return any time soon.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

View from the Snack Shop ( 1/22/14 )

Over looking the 9th green on the East course. Although we have not had any rain, fertilization and warm weather has helped in the appearance of the course.

Renovation of # 2 Tee on the West Course

The 2nd tee on the West course has always posed a challenge with the tee shot as you do not have a view of any target. Construction will begin this week on renovating the tee so there will be a visible view of the green on this short par 4. It will involve some grading and elevations changes to the tee along with some brush clearance to obtain a better angle and view for the tee shot. For progress photos and updates, you can view them on this post as they are made.

Monday 1/20/14- before photos

Bringing the dozer up the slope in front of the tee for construction to begin

Removing all the existing sprinkler heads so rough grading can begin

Rough grading has begun

Removal of a pine tree that was causing shade and tree root issues with the tee box

Removal of the old cart path

Now that the cart path has been removed the rough grading and earth moving can begin.

The rough grading is almost complete. The goal of the project is to have a visual view of the green from the green/silver and gold tees. 

Installation of new drainage and irrigation piping has begun.

Installation of drainage/irrigation piping continues.

Finishing up with the drainage installation, and the first phase of pouring the new cart path begins. Phase 2 will happen this Wednesday when the West course is closed again

The new cart path was completed today. Final grading and fine tuning of the turf areas should be finished by Friday with the new sod being installed next week

The new Tifway Bermuda ( non overseeded ) sod installation began today.