Course News

Weekly Course Update

Rainfall continues to be the most sought after item for the property here at Niakwa.  Many areas of the property including tees, collars, fairways and approaches are brown and in many areas the turf is dying back and thinning out.  This highlights the inability of poa to handle the typical Manitoba weather events.  Where we have new turf on the property these areas continue to remain green and healthy.  Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

The month of July has been a warm and dry one on the property here at Niakwa.  July 13th was the last measurable rain that fell on this property.  Since then we have experienced the typical Manitoba summer with many days of heat, heat warnings and winds. Read More>>

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Course Damages/Etiquette

Sometime yesterday evening one of the greens incurred some damages from a golfer.  As you will see in the picture someone chose to take a divot next to the pin location on 16 green.  This is extremely disappointing for not only the Turfcare team who works extremely hard to provide good golf conditions but even more frustrating for your fellow members who then have to play through this damaged area.  Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

We had a very successful maintenance Monday this week.  Lots of items took place on course including some work from a group of dedicated volunteer members.  These members spent time assembling some benches for the course, filling divots on tee boxes and trimming the under-story of the landing area on the right side of hole 6.  The Turfcare team would like to thank these members for their efforts in assisting with these course items as it was greatly appreciated.  Read More>>

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Mother Nature continues to deliver some timely rain fall this season.  Yesterday we received just over a half inch of rain.  The rain falls this season has greatly reduced the amount of irrigation we have had to apply to the property and has taken some stress off the irrigation system.  It has also kept the property relatively green especially in areas that we do not have great irrigation coverage. Read More>>

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17 Green Update

It was an exciting end to this week’s maintenance Monday here at Niakwa.  Conditions were ideal and we were able to complete the construction process on 17 green by seeding the green surface.Read More>>

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Course Update

With the recent rain events falling more frequently accompanied by some heat and humidity we are definitely noticing an increase in mosquito activity on the property.  It has been an excellent run for the past couple years in Manitoba as we have had little to no mosquito’s to deal with.  We are hopeful that we only experience one life cycle of mosquito’s and we can resume enjoying the game of golf and the outdoors without these pests.  In the meantime it is absolutely essential that anyone using or applying mosquito’s and bug repellent not apply while standing on turf.  Over the past couple of days we have noticed a significant number of dead grass patches on the course that are a direct result of applying bug spray while standing on grass.  Bug spray will kill turf and we do not want to experience this any more than we have already.  Please apply bug spray on a cart path, in a bunker or before you start your round.Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

The long awaited summer time heats have arrived in Manitoba.  What excellent weather we are having for the game of golf.  As the heat warnings continue the property will begin to dry out and firm up especially in areas that do not have proper irrigation coverage. Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

The property received ¾” of rain over the weekend.  This was a welcomed rain event for the property as we were beginning to dry out.  The rain however did cause construction of 17 green to stop for 2 days as the exposed Manitoba clay that the sub-grade of the green is made of was saturated and unable to be worked. Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

Construction will begin this morning on the renovation of 17 green and complex.  Over the course of the next 10-14 days there will be heavy equipment travelling across 8 fairway on the cart path to deliver and remove materials from 17 green site.  Please be mindful of this and watch for the equipment during your round.Read More>>

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