Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cart Restrictions and Fescue Areas

CART RESTRICTIONS- Cart usage around greens has become very problematic the past several weeks.  The turf quality around greens, especially sodded areas, has deteriorated.  In an effort to improve the playability of these areas, we have installed stakes and cart signs to direct cart traffic.  We have installed these stakes to be as unobtrusive as possible (see below). 
Additionally, holes #6 and #13 will go to CART PATH ONLY. 

Cart traffic around greens has increased and carts have gotten closer and closer to the greens

New look to improve cart traffic
FESCUE AREAS- Please respect the new fescue areas on holes #4, 8, 13, 14, and 15.  These areas are designated ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE AREAS.  Cart traffic is strictly prohibited in these areas.  When carts drive through these areas, the effects are evident for the ENTIRE golf season.  The fescue will not bounce back up as it continues to grow; it will remain matted down in every cart tire track.  We have worked hard to develop these areas to enhance Kemper Lakes.  I am requesting that members educate each other about the importance of staying out of these areas. 

Once the fescue is matted down it will not grow upright at this point in the season.