Thursday, March 28, 2019

Lakes Renovation Update: 3/27

The latest from our Lakes renovation drone fly over shows amazing progress since January!

  • Hole #1 tee box was regraded and lowered to make tee banks less steep, this benefits mowers and golfers 
  • Tee box renovations near completion - reshaping and grading continues then all will get a top layer of organic material taken from adjacent green complexes 
  • The repair and replacement of major drain lines will improve overall drainage on the Lakes course.  Old collapsed and clogged pipes have been unearthed during the deconstruction phase and large pipes are being replaced and added where needed. 
  • Hole #16 fairway has been regraded and lowered to allow for visibility of the landing area from the tee box 
  • Hole #18 is totally stripped down at this point, a slight redesign will benefit all players…starting with a better angled tee box and more shapely and strategic water features, finishing with a more approachable green complex.  All approaches to greens will be designed for a more golfer-friendly experience, with less severe slopes that allow shots to run up to the green.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Lakes Renovation Update

March came ‘In like a Lion’ but the Lakes renovation team is rolling along smoothly...

- Cart Paths are completely removed
- Irrigation main lines laid out
- Tee boxes graded, shaped, prepped for sprigging Bermuda grass
- Greens excavation - organic material gets removed and recycled to the new tee tops which helps grow in efforts
Photos tell it best...

‘Across the pond’
Regrading the fairway on #16 allows players to see the water hazard from the tee box, this is a view from 8 fairway looking across to the new lower fairway on 16.

‘Tee Time’
A perspective from the expanded and regraded #1 tee...Each set of tees will have its own unique angle to custom fit the drive.

‘Droning on’
More drone flyover footage is in production!

‘Signature Hole’
A glimpse through the trees to #15 tee...a new contender for the  Lakes Course’s featured Par 3!