Despite 4 inches of snow we are still planning on opening the greens for play on Friday, March 27th. We are excited to finally be open for play and I would like to give you a preview for you what to expect this weekend. The golf course came through the winter in great condition. We are still working hard to prepare it for play so only about half of the ballwashers, rakes, tee markers, etc. will be in place on Friday. Carts will be allowed but on paths only. Members and guests should NOT play from any of the new bunkers. If your ball lands in a bunker, please take a free drop outside at the nearest point of relief. These bunkers will open for play once the sod has taken place (approximately 3-4 weeks). Hole #7 will be open for play.
The areas of disturbance from the fairway bunker renovation are fairly large. Therefore, we have seeded most of this space. These areas will remain out of play until at least the first week of June (depending on the weather). We will only be roping portions of the seeded areas (the first half or so). However, please don’t drive or walk through ANY seeded areas. The grounds crew will retrieve and return lost balls to the pro shop. We have not had the opportunity to put much detail into the bunkers. Once the bunker project is completely finished (in about 2-3 weeks), the bunkers will be detailed. I’m planning to have the course in great shape by the Kemper Kickoff on April 26th. The upcoming forecast looks more promising, and that will allow you to play golf and our team to continue prepping and finishing the construction.
Thank you for your cooperation and care for the course. We are really excited about kicking off the 2015 season, and my team relishes the opportunity to meet or exceed your expectations. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or comments.