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Temporary Hole Closures

From today (18/10/2021) we will see a contractor come on site to deep aerate our fairways.

Due to the slow process of this task, we will need to close a hole at a time in order to safely carry out the work.

A sign will be placed on the tee of the hole that is closed. Please proceed to the next hole.

This task should take approximately 5 days to complete.

Thank you for your patience during this time.

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Course Open ⛳️

After a dramatic change in the weather despite the forecast, we have decided to reopen the course for the remainder of the day.

So far today we have received 24mm of rainfall, bunkers are washed out and flooded therefore they will be treated as GUR until the greens team can get them back to playing standard tomorrow morning.

Please remain cautious as you play, all slopes are slippy under foot and certain paths have also washed out creating small crevasses.

Take care

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❌ COURSE CLOSED ❌

Unfortunately the decision has been made to close the course today (05/10/21).

Due to heavy rainfall in a short space of time, the course is becoming flooded in certain areas and with the forecast set to rain all day there is no chance of the situation changing.

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5th path reconstruction

From this morning (Monday October 4th) the path from the 5th tee to the 5th fairway will be closed for reconstruction.

We ask all golfers to take the route around the back of the 4th and 14th greens, down the 15th path and then under the large foot bridge and up the hill to the 5th fairway.

Please remain cautious of players playing the 15th at all times.

We expect the reconstruction of the pathway to take no less than a few days.

We thank everyone for their patience during this time.

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Greens 6 to 9

Greens 6 to 9 are now back in play.

Please be aware that these greens are still far from perfect, and recovery is still well under way.

Slower pace in places and bobbly ball roll will be obvious across these 4, this will improve over the next few days.

The weather is looking good in terms of temperatures so recovery will improve quickly.

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Post Greens Maintenance Update

Today the greens were hand cut at 5mm and looking great considering it is 2 days since we finished maintenance. All holes have been changed ready for the weekend.

Unfortunately, it has been decided to keep greens 6 through 9 out of play this weekend until Monday, in order to give these greens a prolonged rest to aid recovery. We hope everyone is understanding of this decision, it will definitely help improve the surface of said greens.

We have cut temporary greens for these 4 holes, naturally they are not great for putting on due to being on the fairways. This is just a short term issue until the greens are reinstated on Monday.

We hope everyone has a great weekend.

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Maintenance on greens complete

Maintenance on greens is now complete and all greens (with exception of 6 through 9) are back in play.

As stated, we will leave greens 6 through 9 on temporary as long as possible to aid recovery.

Work has started and will continue for the rest of this week on tees, we are verti draining down to 6 inches, top dressing them then going over the top with 13mm tines down to 4.5 inches to work the dressing in, followed by a final brush.

Once again we thank everyone for their patience during this time.

We are working on a small video to showcase some of the work that has been carried out since Monday.

Thank,
The Greens Team

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Course Maintenance Week

It’s here, the week all golfers dread, maintenance week. We can’t stress enough how important this work is for the long term health of your course.

As always we strive to complete our work as quickly but effectively as possible.

All greens will be deep spiked down to 10 inches with 12mm thick tines, greens will then be top dressed and brushed into the holes, we will then go back over the greens with a 4 inch 10mm tine, top dressing more and then overseed with a Bent grass species.

The newer greens (6 through 9) will be hollow cored with a 13mm tine to help remove a layer of excess thatch that has been brought about from the turf used when the greens were constructed. We plan to leave these 4 greens out of play for as long as we can this week.

Once work is complete on the greens we will be pushing more holes into the surrounds and then we will core teeing surfaces. Again top dressing will be applied and seed spread across all surfaces.

Temporary holes will be in play while work is carried out, these holes may be placed on a surround on the fairway depending upon the hole. The 3rd hole will be closed until works is complete on this hole.

Once again we thank you for your patience during this time.

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Fertiliser

Today, the newer greens (6, 7, 8 and 9) will receive an application of fertiliser in granular form. This will remain present on the surface over the weekend until broken down and enters the profile.

This is to help strengthen these stressed and weaker greens and aid recovery where on ‘patchy’ areas.

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Topping Up Bunkers

This morning the team are topping up bunkers around the course.

For the majority of the morning sand will be dumped in bunkers and the distributed as the day goes on, all bunkers that have new sand in that has not been distributed will be classed as GUR until completed.

Thank you for your patience while this task is carried out 💪🏽