Monday, August 28, 2017
As the Scottsdale Country Club summer season winds down, we wanted to keep you apprised of some of the Scottsdale Country Club agronomy practices which are in process, or will happen in the fall. A number of Scottsdale Country Club players in this last week have watched as the Scottsdale Country Club tee leveling project started on hole #1. This will continue for 9-10 weeks, finishing with the black/blue tee on #18. The goal is to level the Scottsdale Country Club tee surfaces as some of the edges have fallen and the amount of Scottsdale Country Club tee space has been greatly reduced. Our plan to offset this is to strip the appropriate tees, install a heavy metal support band, refill with material, level it, and re-sod and grow it back in. Each Scottsdale Private Golf Courses tee has been evaluated for the amount of repair required. There are some worse than others, and some that require little to no maintenance. Because of this, we are evaluating each tee one at a time, and making the appropriate repairs then and there. On the right, you’ll notice several stages of the work. We will continue to have the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses open for play and will be moving tee markers around as need be. The USGA officials we are aligned with say this tee movement will not have any effect on your handicap.
NORTH CHIPPING GREEN
If you practice your short game on the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses north chipping green, please note the great Bermuda surface on the green. It is most important to note that this surface has NOT been overseeded the past two fall periods. This is the type of surface we will experience when we do not overseed the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses greens this fall. We expect they will be excellent for 10 months from February through November and good in December and January when the coolest temperatures arrive and the Bermuda goes dormant. But rest assured, they will still be green in color as they have the last few years with the use of new colorants in the fertilizer spray tank. Lastly, we will be renovating and changing out the Bermuda grass on the south chipping green this summer. It will be sprigged with a new variety of Champion Bermuda grass named G12. This process should take 75 days from start to finish and be usable by September. All of the endeavors will give us better playing surfaces year round, and we sincerely believe you will enjoy the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses improvements.