When things slow down in June, projects and intensive course
maintenance ramp up! Here is an overview of activity taking place over the next
Mon, June 10
The Erosion Project along #1 lake bank commences. One timber
wall bulkhead is being installed across from the tee boxes, and another one
will be going behind the green. The palm trees that are in the water will be
relocated up onto the rear of the green. Running the length of the hole will be
a relatively new product known as Dredge Sox. This system will be employed to
hold the dredged lake bottom materials in a biodegradable “sock” to form a new
lake bank. Turf will be planted on top of it, and the roots will grow down into
the sox material solidifying the new bank. Irrigation heads and lines that are
now out in the water will be lifted back up to their original positions. The
project will be finished by the time we open back up on June 20, although we
may still be working on some sodding and littoral plantings on Friday.
The maintenance staff will be aerifying the entire golf
course all week, and using the terra rake on the fairways. This tool is very
effective for removing thatch buildup, but may leave some marks until it grows
back in, so please be aware.
Also on Monday, the concrete contractors will be replacing
soft cart paths on #10 and #16. Please note that our maintenance staff will be
eliminating the waste bunker on #15 during the August closure, reducing
the coquina back to normal cart path size. Cue the fanfare!
Tues, June 11
Ajax Paving will begin milling Creek Branch Lane, Stonyriver
Place, and SRB from Willow Creek/Sandycreek intersection to Streamside pool.
This should take two days. Paving will be on Thursday and Friday, then striping
immediately afterward. Also, the clubhouse parking lot will be powerwashed and
restriped Friday afternoon. We will cordon off the entrance Friday so we can
complete this work. If you need to come to the club, please park on the
grass past the entrance.
Finally, on Saturday, the painters will begin to repaint the
Dining Room. Unfortunately, there is a longer lead time on the chandeliers and
sconces, but on Wednesdays over the next month, we will be installing them as
they are delivered.
That’s just some of what we have going on over the next
couple weeks. Please reply with any questions, and have a wonderful summer!