Dear Spring Run Member,
After a thorough review of the golf course conditions this morning, the Greens Chairman, Superintendent, GM and Board recommend that we change the target course reopening date to Saturday Nov 15, presuming the weather cooperates. This date will ensure that the back 9 has had a full 90 days to grow in. While much of the front 9 would be playable by Nov 1, and the greens look terrific right now, it became evident on the tour that our membership would not appreciate playing the course with so many bare spots and areas under repair, especially when they have been used to such lush conditions in the past.
It is important to keep in mind that even reopening on the 15th, the course will still not be 100%. Having consulted with other club managers and superintendents who have undergone renovations, we are told not to expect excellent conditions until you have gone through a full season. But once it is open, you can begin the process of learning how to play this beautiful and challenging new design.
Thankfully, League Opening Days had been moved back into November as a precaution. We will likewise move the main tour days back as well. Official tours will begin Thursday Nov 13 and Friday Nov 14, with Opening Day festivities beginning Saturday at 7 AM. We will be considering additional tours between now and then, and those will be announced. The Pro staff is also planning several complimentary clinics for our members leading up to the opening as well. These are soon to be announced. Currently, the practice range is open for use, and we plan to open the practice chipping green and practice putting green within the next week.
While this is only a recommendation, we feel the membership needs to know about this change ASAP, and therefore we are publicizing the new target date. However, the Board will need to formally address this issue at the Oct 23 meeting, and then make the final decision. If you have questions or comments, please feel free to stop me in the club, call, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you.