February is drawing to a close, the golf course is rounding the final corners of winter and spring is just ahead. The weather has shifted from mostly frozen ground to a period of thawing. The maintenance team is busy wrapping up projects and setting up for the start of the golf season.
This winter we have focused on a few key bunkers for renovation 5 front greenside, 15 greenside, and the chain of pot bunkers on the right of 18 approach. To date 5 is complete, 15 is ready for sand and 18 is still being shelled out. We are continuing a process of repairing a few bunkers per season.
The warm weather the other day let us get prepared for adding sand channel drainage in some of our wettest spots. This year we will be adding sand channel drain lines to 2, 4, 6 and 15 fairways. The areas we did last year were significantly healthier and we're looking to expand upon this project. With continued good weather we hope to complete these lines in the next two weeks.
The team is nearly complete with the final clean up of our tree maintenance program this winter. All tree removals are complete, most of the pruning we had planned is also finished. We have some final raking and stump removals to do. Before spring, we will be planting several trees around the course in strategic areas.
Finally, we hope with some warm weather to get the greens opened back up soon, probably mid-March. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.