It's almost time! The lower level artificial tee will open for hitting next week, weather permitting. There is a strip of artificial turf covering it temporarily, while we continue to wait on our Turfhound material for permanent installation. We will use our mats on top of that artificial turf for the best hitting scenario for right now. We are waiting on a few warmer days before we open the larger artificial tee at the top. The fescue surrounding that newly poured concrete needs a little longer to take root before it can stand the traffic. A separate email explaining all the must knows about how to access that tee, where to park, max yardage and other helpful information will be sent from the golf shop prior to opening. We are hoping for our Turfhound delivery around May, so its installation will likely coincide with the laying of the Tahoma 31 Bermuda on the full range tee. Work continues on the practice greens. The old practice bunker has been filled in and the new practice bunker is complete. Fescue around the practice greens has been laid. Sanders was finishing up irrigation and greens mix today. We will sod the fairway area in between the two practice greens and seed the new green in the next few days.
- Bunkers on Hole #1 are completed
- Bunkers on Hole #2 are lined, only waiting on sand and sod
- Work on Hole #3 has not yet begun
- Hole #4's bunkers are smooth graded, outfall pipes are installed and edging began today.
- Bunkers on Holes #5 and #6 are rough shaped and outfall pipes are installed.
- Rough shaping on Hole #7 bunkers began today
- Hole #9 is only missing sand in two bunkers
We have our heads down pushing hard for a mid-April full course opening. Please do refrain from any further rain dancing between now and then.
If you see our Course Maintenance staff in the near future, please give them a much deserved pat on the back. They began the daunting task of firing up irrigation for the first time following construction today. After a few blow outs, continuously running heads, countless wiring issues, and all the bugs to work out with the completely new irrigation on Hole 11, I know they would be appreciative of any kind words you have to share.
We completed full course aerification last week on a cold day without play. Greens have been solid, deep tine aerified and fairways were solid tined as well. This weather will turn for good before we know it and we are happy to have that beneficial project out of the way.
Lower Level Renovations
Locker Room counter tops were installed yesterday. Door frames for our new enclosed water closets were installed today. The plumber will be back tomorrow and Thursday to complete fixture installation. We have a small amount of carpentry work to complete there along with paint, some odds and ends, and furniture installation then Locker Rooms should be ready to open around the first of April. They have come so far, you may have a hard time remembering them in their former state. We certainly do!
The 19th Hole opening will follow the Locker Rooms by a few days. Stone install is scheduled for April 13th. We are expecting furniture around April 24th. Furniture will be the final piece and we will open fully, as soon as it is installed.
There will be a new addition in the unused space next to the stairs. For years we have wanted to build our wine program into something really special, while also being able to provide you access to temperature controlled storage. We are making that happen during this phase of construction. Details will be released soon around the limited opportunity to add your name to the LFCC Wine Society Founders Plaque and our new temperature controlled wine locker program. It will be a beauty!
Tennis and Pickleball should be ready for play around Derby. Our Our electricians were working on the final pieces of lighting today. Stay tuned for guidelines on Pickleball opening, hours of operation, and court reservation stipulations. We've nearly made it!