Course News

Course Update

With the arrival of mid-September it is now time for us to begin to take the necessary steps to prepare the property for winter.  The focus moving forward will be on plant health and turf recovery from what was a stressful summer for the finely groomed turf on the property.  The mowing frequencies are now reduced and the heights of cut are now increasing on greens.  Beginning on September 15th the range deck will move to mats to allow the turf time to heal ahead of next season. While we will continue to change holes and clean the course daily there will be less focus on playing conditions to ensure we give the golf course the best possible chance at a successful fall and overwinter. The tee sheet remains at capacity which also means we need to compensate for this and the surfaces will see a steep increase in height of cut.Read More>>

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Course Condition Update

This much needed rain event delivered just over 2& 1/4 inches on the Niakwa property Friday night into Saturday morning.   This was an excellent rain fall that the property handled for the most part quite well. With that volume of water although we were very dry heading into the rain has resulted in soft conditions that prevented us from any mowing maintenance this morning.  The team is out on course blowing greens of debris, setting new cups and moving tee markers. Read More>>

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Update – 15 Green

The 15th green continues to improve and progress as we make the turn into August. The canopy continues to recover and fill in from the setback experienced just ahead of opening the new green. The environmental stresses experienced this summer have been extreme and these stresses have made it difficult to establish this green to its full potential so far this summer. The minor rainfall we experienced last week greatly improved not only 15 green but the entire property. This was a reminder of how challenging managing fine turf can be when we experience extreme heat and drought. Read More>>

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Course Update

Hopefully by now most members have had the opportunity to play the new 15th green.  Today we lowered the heights on the green along with a topdressing.  This green is young and still being established.  Growth rates are high and therefore as the day progresses it will slow up even more.  As we continue on with the golf season this green should continue to progress and each week we hope that we can achieve incremental improvements in ball roll and greens health.Read More>>

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15 Green Opening Update

We are excited to inform membership that we will be opening 15 green this week on Thursday June the 24th.   We are excited to see membership back on their true 18 holes of golf for the prime golfing months ahead.  While the green is capable of opening and supporting golf there are some areas that are still being established mainly the back 1/3 of the green.  We will continue to work on establishment and improving the ball roll of this green for the duration of this golf season. Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

Some welcomed rainfall fell overnight and into this morning.  We received just over ½” of rainfall total.  The property will benefit from this rain and hopefully carry us through until the next one. Read More>>

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Weekly Course Update

The property is greatly benefiting from this current heat spell.  We are seeing the turf across the property jump and it is taking a large focus of our efforts to keep up with grooming practices.  With this flush of growth we are experiencing some of the playing features are looking a little shaggy.  With repetitive daily mowing practices in full swing we will gain the upper hand in the days ahead and these playing features should begin to tighten up.  There are still many areas of turf that have yet to recover from winter damage and we are also beginning to see some action within these areas.  As we move forward we will continue to repair areas that are in greatest need while allowing some areas to recover now that we are seeing consistent temperatures and growth.Read More>> 

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