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      Upcoming Events
           Week of August 21st,
                Our first and most important task will be the Dryject aerification on King's Dunes on Monday.  We will then complete the last of the core aerifications for the summer on King's Dunes greens.  We will begin to trim the Fakahatchee Grass throughout the property in advance of the pine straw mulch applications scheduled for September.  We will concentrate on mowing and detail work moving forward in order to make sure the courses are ready for our Fall Season.
       

      Current Updates
      August 16th, 2017
           We completed the verticutting and cleanup on Royal Lake's fairways today and will scalp down the remaining few fairways on Thursday.  We will concentrate on cleaning up the course in preparation for the opening on Monday the 21st.
           The greens on King's Dunes were sprayed with insecticide and growth regulator today.  This should keep the growth at a manageable level during the closure over the next few weeks.  Cypress will be treated with the same products on Thursday.  We are also hand spraying fungicide on any spots of fairyring seen on the putting surfaces.

      August 11th, 2017
           We are well over the half way point with the fairway aerification and verticutting on Royal Lakes. By the end of the weekend we should have holes 1-12 completed.  We are also scalping down the fairways to .400", you can expect to see a lot of brown in the fairways until they begin to recover.  We will keep them at the new height for several weeks before returning to .500".  We made a fungicide application to the greens on Friday to combat the fairyring which has become visible over the past several weeks.  We will continue to closely monitor the affected areas and make follow up treatments as needed.
           On Cypress and Kings we are starting to do more detail work including spraying all landscape beds with roundup and doing a general cleanup in these areas, removing fallen branches and debris.  We will soon begin trimming the fakahatchee grass throughout the landscape in preparation for the spreading of pinestraw mulch in September. 
         The greens on Cypress and Kings were sprayed on Thursday and Friday with growth regulator and insecticide. We have seen more Sodweb worm activity than we would like on Cypress greens.  Knowing that the activity is only going to get worse, will continue to make regular insecticide treatments to all greens through November.

      August 9th,2017
           The Dryject Aerification on Royal Lakes' greens went smooth yesterday and we were done by 1:15pm due to the contractor bringing an additional machine.  This kept the crews hopping in order to keep the units full of sand and once again the staff did a great job.  We will turn our efforts back to the verticutting and cleanup on the fairways for the remainder of the closure.
         The greens on Cypress and King's have received a fungicide treatment which needed to be watered in so you will see a lot of activity on the greens this week.  We are also doing a granular fertilizer application to the greens to take advantage of the water used for the fungicide.  We will also respray all the greens between Thursday and Friday in order to make our weekly growth regulator application which needs to dry on the leaf surface.  We will include an insecticide with this mix to control any web worms or ants on the putting surfaces.
         The bridge work on 9 is now 98% complete with the walking mats the only item left to install.  If we can't get it finished by Friday we will try our best to knock it out on Monday.
          We are starting to see some Fairyring on the putting surfaces which is a soil based disease.  We will be making a full application of fungicide on Royal Lakes' greens later this week and will spot treat the greens on Cypress and King's to help eliminate the disease.
         It looks like our Mole activity is also starting to increase and some are close to or even on the putting surfaces.  We always do our best to track and capture these pests but it always seems one or two get away from us and onto the putting surface.  As always we will make any necessary repairs as they arise.
      Below: Two Dryject Machines working on 2 and 7 of Royal Lakes, along with the crew hauling sand.


      August 2nd, 2017
         With almost 4" of rain on Monday we couldn't take the chance of having play on the courses on Tuesday.  We managed to get some mowing done in the dryer areas and had crews out cleaning all day.  We have kept the restrictions up on Wednesday due to the softness in the fairways.  Any cart tracks left in the lower cut will be seen for months and will effect playability.
         We've started on the greens' and fairway aerification on Royal Lakes and so far everything is going smoothly.  Hopefully the pending rains will hold off until after 3:00pm today so we can get the bulk of the greens completed.  Our dryject is scheduled for next Tuesday August 8th.

         We've completed 95% of the bridge resurfacing on #9 of Cypress Links.  We still need to install the walking mats down the center and secure the sideboards with large bolts.  We hope to have everything completed by this Friday but if not we will complete it on Monday the 7th.


      July 20th, 2017
          The rains over the last few days have caused delays in our mowing process especially on CL fairways.  Once the fairways are dry enough to mow we can expect excessive scalping and a brown appearance for 7 to 10 days until we get the grass trained again at our set mowing heights.
           We start the second round of DryJect aerifications today on Cypress Links, the greens have been core aerified as of last week and are ready for the dryject.  Once completed we will give the greens a final sanding on Monday July 24th and they should be ready for opening on August 1st. 
          The verticutting has slowed due to the weather but we should still be able to finish Cypress by the time we reopen.  We have 1 through 11 completed as of Tuesday the 19th.  We also aerified and verticut the range tees yesterday.  We will topdress them and roll them with a large 5 ton roller next week to complete the project.  At the practice area we have completed the irrigation addition around the main practice green (P2) and have sodded most of the weak areas in the rough caused by the poor Ryegrass transition.  We have also resanded the bunkers on the chipping green (P3) taking full advantage of the two week closure at CCW.

      July 17th, 2017
          Our irrigation project has begun around the putting green.  This will allow us to water the ryegrass in the winter months in the surrounding rough without adding any water to the putting surface.  The verticutting on Cypress fairways continued on holes 10 and 11 with cleanup crews still working on the 9th hole.  Tee complexes on Cypress were sprayed with growth regulator.  The greens on King's were verticut in the morning and most of the greens on Cypress were verticut in the afternoon, rains stopped the progress around 2:00pm.  New sand was hauled to the practice bunkers on the range, we still have one load to add then spread the piles. Trimming and landscape work has begun around the clubhouse.

      July 11th, 2017
         So far our efforts on Cypress have gone uninterrupted by mother nature.  We have the greens and fairway aerification completed on holes 1-10.  Fairway verticutting is completed on holes 1-5 and cleanup has begun on #1.  The cleanup is the slowest process of the verticutting simply due to the amount of material removed from the fairways. 
          King's Dunes greens were sprayed with fungicide and growth regulator today and we will begin spraying fairways on Wednesday with growth regulator.  Overall the fairways on King's Dunes are healing nicely from the verticutting, we currently have the mowing heights lower than normal and we will keep them at this level as long as the mowers can keep up with the growth.
          We've had a power issue for our irrigation control box on #6 of King's Dunes over the last several days.  Most likely a lightning strike caused a short in the wires.  The main issue was found near a wire splice in the fairway and has been repaired but there remains another short in the wiring.  We will most likely replace the section of wire between the junction box by the green and the irrigation controller located to the right of the fairway.  For now the box is functional and we will begin ordering wire and coming up with a route to run the wire with the least disturbance to play. 

      July 6th, 2017
          With the holiday this week we may not complete all the rough mowing on all three of the courses.  We are concentrating on King's Dunes and Royal Lakes knowing those will be the courses open next week.  We did complete the modified cut to the roughs on Cypress on Monday and will attempt to do it again by the end of the week.
          As we get into July and August the roughs tend to grow almost out of control, we do our best to keep the mowers running but weather and absent employees play a large roll in how much of the rough we get cut weekly.  Clippings in the roughs can also become an issue this time of year as we allocate crew to the aerifications and other basic duties depending on daily staffing levels and afternoon thunderstorms.  If it comes down to mowing greens or blowing clippings I would assume everyone would agree the greens get mowed first.  We'll do what we can to adjust mowing times to later in the day when the turf is dry to eliminate the clipping issues as well as keep our blowers running as much as possible.  Once we get through August clippings tend to be less of an issue as the growth begins to slow and our projects come to an end.

      July 5th, 2017
         Looking around the practice facility at CCW you can clearly see what happens when we do not have a smooth transition from the winter Ryegrass back to our base Bermudagrass.  We will increase our fertility program in these areas over the next several weeks and will plan on regressing  some of the larger areas during the closure in late July to expedite the recovery.  We also have plans on adding smaller irrigation around the putting green in order to keep the outer slopes moist without overwatering the putting surfaces.  This should help with future transitions by encouraging growth on the Bermudagrass and keeping the Ryegrass alive longer to allow the Bermudagrass to fill in and smoothing out the transition in this area.

      June 26th,2017
         We managed to get the verticutting completed and the greens topdressed on Cypress Links on Monday.  We are continuing the clean up of clippings from the fairway verticutting performed on King's Dunes over the closure and we are scalping down the fairways.  We may lower the fairways one more time late next week or during the clubhouse closure then allow them to grow back to the normal mowing heights.
       
      June 19th, 2017
         Well the weather didn't cooperate very well with us on Monday stopping us short of getting several projects completed including the verticutting and topdressing of the greens on Cypress Links.  We will need to complete this early Tuesday morning so some of the greens will be a little sandy on Cypress Links.  We managed to aerify 15 and 16 of King's Dunes and do a little fairway verticutting but not much of anything else.  We will go hard at it again on Tuesday at least until the weather puts a stop to our operation.

      June 16th, 2017
         All greens on King's Dunes received the DryJect aerification on Thursday.  The rains held up the operation for a short period but once there was a break in the clouds we were able to complete the last few greens.  We should feel the greens firm up from this process in about 10 to 14 days.  We still have one DryJect application scheduled for each course in July and August.

      June 14th, 2017
          The weather continues to give us a little break which is allowing us to complete some of the projects on King's.  As of today we've aerified greens on holes 1-14 and should have all of them topdressed by the end of the day.  We have the DryJect scheduled on Thursday morning so we will not be able to finish the core aerification on 15-18 until Monday June 19th.
         The tee aerification is going smoothly and we should have all tees completed by early Friday morning.  We've aerified fairways on holes 1-9 and verticut holes 1-6.  Cleanup has begun but this is the part that will take the longest as the material needs to be blown off the fairways and the bulk of it removed with the remainder being chopped up by our rough mowers. 

      June 12th, 2017
         The rains held off for the day and we were very thankful.  We managed to aerify greens 6 through 10, and push all the plugs from the putting surface.  Holes 6,7 and 8 were then topdressed by hand.  We also sprayed the tee complexes on King's with growth regulator and grub control.  The same mix was sprayed on Cypress and Royal fairways with holes 1-7 and 1-12 completed respectively.  The Fairway aerification on Kings was also started with holes 1 and 2 completed.  We will begin the verticutting process first thing Tuesday morning.
           We're trying something a little different this summer with our rough mowing.  In the past we would start on hole #1 and mow everything before moving to the next hole.  This means members would play some holes that were mowed and others that were not, creating different playing conditions throughout the course.  Starting last week our mowers, on Mondays, will concentrate on the first 20 to 30 feet of rough around the fairways and greens getting all 18 holes completed in one day.  This gives players a little more forgiveness if the shots are hit just off the fairways.  We will then come back and complete the remainder of the rough throughout the week.  An added benefit is that the mowers will be working in the outer areas of the holes and will not interfere with play as much as previously seen.
      The photo below shows and example of how the course looks after Mowing out the course using this new method.


      June 10th, 2017
         We were pretty much washed out during the week so we just didn't get anywhere near our goals this week.  We did manage to get all turf areas mowed which was a pleasant surprise.  We aerified 1 through 5 greens and topdressed them on Friday and Saturday. We sprayed all the fairways on King's Dunes with growth regulator and grub control but with the daily rains we may have some fairways where the growth regulator was washed off the plant.  The grub control will work great even after a little rain so it was still worth our effort to spray.

      June 5th, 2017
          We tried to get started on our aerification but the weather just didn't cooperate.  Our aerification will be push back several days due to the rains and lost time they've caused.  We will need to concentrate on mowing the courses that are not open and getting them playable before we start our aerification process.  We'll do our best to keep you updated.

      June 2nd, 2017
           As I'm sure everyone is aware we could use some rain.  We have areas throughout the courses that are extremely dry but will recover quickly with some additional rainfall.  Some of these areas are just hot spots that dry up quickly without rainfall others such as 9 on King's Dunes were irrigation control issues that we failed to catch in a timely manor.  Looking at the radar now we are hopeful that some of the moisture in the Gulf will head our way.
         With the short week we still managed to complete most of our goals, here's a quick rundown.  All greens were sprayed with nutrients and growth regulator, the tee complexes on Cypress were sprayed with growth regulator and grub control, we completed a wall to wall fertilizer application on Royal Lakes using a 15-0-15 blend, the range tees at CCW were all fertilized and weeds were spot sprayed, the bunker faces on King's Dunes were sprayed with growth regulator and lastly a small drain was installed on #10 fairway of Cypress Links. 

      May 24th, 2017
           Our aerification on Royal has been progressing well this week.  We have completed all putting surfaces with the 5/8" core aerification and all have been hand topdressed.  The fairways have received a double slice aerification and are currently being mowed to smooth out the turf.  This will allow water and air to penetrate the canopy and enter the root-zone for healthier more uniform turf.  We are now gearing up for the scheduled DryJect aerification on Thursday, weather permitting.  We'll finish off the week with a fertilizer and fungicide application to all putting surfaces.
           On the west courses we are continuing several projects including; replacement of the irrigation control box on #10 of King's Dunes due to lightning damage, removing the damaged cartpath on #10 Kings, adding drains on #15 of Kings, Flymowing bunkers on Kings, edging bunkers on Cypress and mowing roughs and fairways on both courses.

      May 22nd, 2017
          Be careful what you wish for!  We wanted rain but with it often comes with lightning.  During Sunday night's storm we took a lightning strike on #10 of King's Dunes.  This strike hit a pine tree next to the cart path and followed a root under the path which then caused the concrete path to explode, a good example of just how powerful lightning can be.  We have the area blocked off for now and will remove the broken path on Tuesday.  For now we will replace the concrete with some shell material in order to get it operational again.  We will replace the concrete during one of the closures this summer.


      May 18th, 2017
          Our last Chipco Choice application has been completed on Royal Lakes!!  This process took much longer than anticipated and thankfully the contractor had Wednesday free and could stay a third day to complete the last few holes and the driving range.  Only the playing areas on all three courses were treated with this product, all Bahiagrass areas will be treated for Fire Ants in early Summer using Advion Fire Ant Bait.
         The aerification on Royal is going smoothly, all tees have been completed and we are on schedule to have 1-15 greens completed by the end of today.  The remaining greens will be completed on Monday.  All tees have been aerified as of Wednesday with only a little cleanup left on the last few.  Fairway slicing is going smoothly and should be completed by this Friday.  We'll keep the slicer in operation through next week over high traffic areas and areas where water  penetration has been a problem.  So far we are right on schedule for our Dryject aerification scheduled for late next week.    

      May 15th, 2017
         The aerification process has begun on Royal Lakes with 6 holes completed by the end of the day.  We should have 2 to 3 greens topdressed by quitting time, we will pick up the plug piles on Tuesday morning which is the one process that can be completed when the turf is wet.  The chipco choice application has begun with a goal of getting 9 holes done today and 9 plus the range completed by end of day on Tuesday.  Although most of our efforts are on Royal Lakes today we still have many other operations going on at CCW.  Verticutting and topdressing on King's Dunes greens has been completed, Rough and Fairways are getting mowed on Cypress Links.   Bunker faces on Cypress Links are getting their second treatment of growth regulator and all greens on Cypress are getting hand mowed in the afternoon when dry.

      May 9th, 2017
         Our Aerification efforts continue this week on Cypress Links with greens 12,13,and 14 completed on Monday.  The tee aerification is continuing smoothly as well with over half the course completed.  The greens on King's Dunes were lightly verticut and lightly topdressed on Monday.  The greens were then fertilized using a slow release 14-2-14 blend at a rate of aprox .5 lbs nitrogen per 1000sqft.

      May 6th, 2017
         The aerification went as expected this week with holes 1-11 on Cypress Links completed.  We should be able to complete the remaining holes by Wednesday May 10th just in time for the scheduled DryJect aerification set for May 11th.  When we reopen on the 15th the greens will still be in recovery but should be playable.  Give the greens about another two weeks before they get back to normal playing conditions.  We put together a little video of the entire in house aerification process just to give you a little better idea of the work involved.  Please click Here For Video:


      May 4th, 2017
          As expected the aerification process is slow but progressing well.  By the end of the day we will have the practice green and holes 1-11 completed.  The sanding process is taking the longest due to the labor involved and the fact that the greens need to be perfectly dry before we can even begin the topdressing process.  As it stands now we are averaging 3 greens per day.  Seeing that we are only punching a few greens per day we thought we would take advantage of the down time and move the machines to the tees.  Starting this morning we will begin punching holes in the tees with our goal of having them completed by next Wednesday.  Our Chipco Choice insecticide application started yesterday and we completed our goal of holes 1-9, 10-18 will be completed today once the turf dries.  This product gives us season long control of mole crickets and fire ants in all treated areas.  The outer Bahia areas are not treated with this product but they do receive a fire ant bait twice per year to help keep them free of these sometimes dangerous pest.

      May 1st, 2017
         We've already started our aerification efforts this morning, our goal is to get P2 (the main putting green) and holes 1-6 aerified and at least P2 and holes 1-4 cleaned and topdressed today.  We don't want to get the aerifiers too far ahead of the cleanup and topdressing crews in order to keep the holes fresh and open to accept the topdressing sand.  Below are photos from P2 ( the main putting green), you can hardly tell there's a green under the plugs once the entire surface has been aerified.  The last photo show how nice the rooting is as the roots extend over 2 inches deep which is exactly what we like to see during this process.

      April 25th, 2017
          The greens on King's received a moderate to light topdressing yesterday with Cypress greens receiving a light verticut and a very light topdressing.  It took every bit of the workday to complete the topdressing on both courses and unthankfully we were never interrupted by expected rainfall.  Both Cypress and King's greens are growing a little more than usual due to higher nutrient inputs over the past two weeks.  We will start holding back nutrients and spraying additional growth regulators on King's Dunes in order to get them back to optimum levels for the health of the greens and for ball speed.  Royal's nutrient levels will remain as is until we get closer to the aerification in late May at which time we will increase fertility.
          We started our second application of growth regulator on the bunker faces of Cypress Links on Monday and will continue working on them throughout the week until fully completed.  We also included a booster application of weed preventer which should provide good control through June.
          Our Irrigation tech was busy on Monday inspecting any dry areas on Cypress Links to determine if a malfunction is causing the issue or just the fact that we are making adjustments (decreasing) some of the run times to conserve water during this extended drought.  We will continue these inspections on all 3 courses for the next several months.

      April 19th, 2017
           So far we've had a productive week and we managed to receive a little rain late Tuesday afternoon, .23".  The greens on Cypress were lightly verticut and lightly topdressed on Monday.  The greens on King's were also topdressed to finish off the aerification from last week.  King's greens received a fertilizer application using a 0-0-13 blend on Tuesday while Cypress received a 13-0-26 blend on Wednesday.  Both Cypress and King's will receive a spray application of wetting agents and nutrients on Thursday and Friday respectively.  Royal will receive similar applications either Thursday or Friday.  We continue to monitor moisture levels and continue our irrigation checks daily to make sure all sprinklers are operating properly and to adjust run times accordingly.  We do allow some areas to get drier than others in order to conserve water during these prolonged dry spells.  Once the rains return the turf will recover quickly, especially in the outlaying Bahiagrass areas where there is little to no irrigation.

      April 17th, 2017
         Is this a disease called Fertipocks (see photo below) on our Cypress Links Greens?  I guess you could call it that but it's not a disease.  These dark green spots on the edges of the putting surface are from a fertilizer prill landing on the green and releasing nutrients.  This was done about a week ago when our staff finished up the cut-ins around the greens and bunkers with hand spreaders.  We shouldn't have gotten any prills on the putting surfaces but as with any project things don't always go as planned.  One thing this mistake does show us is just how hungry we've been keeping the greens in order to keep ball speeds in the desired range.  We give the greens just enough fertilizer each week to keep them alive and healthy but not vigorously growing.  Once we get closer to our larger 5/8" aerification dates we'll pump the greens up with fertilizer in order to speed their recovery.  It's always a balancing act to keep good growth and maintain acceptable ball speeds on the putting surfaces.


      April 11th, 2017
         With our first major golf maintenance event day behind us for 2017 we can say we are off to a good start.  The greens on King's Dunes received a deep verticutting, mowing then a heavy topdressing on Monday.  This was followed by a 1/4" core aerification, the cores were allowed to dry before they were broken up with a drag-mat.  We had 2 greens left to complete on Tuesday morning and we will begin blowing off any excess debris from the putting surfaces on Tuesday afternoon.  We'll follow up with a roll on Wednesday and the greens will easily be ready for play on Thursday.  We can expect to see the holes from the aerification for the next 7 to 10 days.  We will follow up with another light topdressing on the 17th which will smooth out the putting surfaces completing this round of aerification.
           Some may ask why we do this 1/4" aerification so early as compared to the productive 5/8" aerifications we do in the summer months.  Early April is the perfect time for aerification on the putting surfaces in order to give them relief from the heavy traffic seen throughout the season.  With three golf courses we simply can't do all three within the perfect aerification time frame, nor would we want to.  We do this quick relief aerification to King's Dunes now so these greens will perform well in May while we do the more aggressive aerification to the other two courses.  Without this 1/4" aerification King's would have to wait until mid June before receiving it's first 5/8" aerification and that is just too long to wait.  We realize this is a minor inconvenience at the end of the golfing season but we want to make sure we have great conditions on at least one course as we move through the summer months and this will help us achieve that goal.
        Our other big project this week was the contracted application of Chipco Choice to all turf on King's Dunes.  These machines place granular insecticide 1/2 to 3/4" into the thatch of the turf where it will give us 12 months control on mole crickets and fire ants.  The evidence of this application will be seen for several weeks as thin line in the turf 1 to 2" apart.  Once we see a little more growth on the turf these lines will dissipate, they should not affect the playability of the golf course.  Other projects throughout the property on Monday include the fertilization of bunker faces, pre-emergent herbicide applications to the roughs on Cypress Links and planting additional cordgrass along the lake on #4 of Royal Lakes.

      April 5th, 2017
         We have our fingers crossed that we may get more rain on Thursday morning, we've order .60" but delivery has been a problem lately.  It's not often we see rain first thing in the morning but now it looks as if we may see that situation two weeks in a row.  We need everyone to keep in mind that our staff still needs time to get the courses ready for play and we can't work in the pouring rain so once the rain stops that doesn't mean the courses are open and ready for paly.  We will ask the proshop to hold players back for about 45 min to 1 hour in order for the maintenance staff to get out ahead of the players.  This insures that the playing conditions are at the level we would expect on a daily basis.
      We ran across these gators yesterday and thought we would share this video, this was taken near 8 tee on Cypress Links
      GATOR VIDEO LINK

      April 3rd, 2017
        We were having a great day getting the greens on Cypress Links verticut and topdressed, that was until we hit #14 this afternoon.  We always do our best to avoid any equipment issues but this time a hydraulic hose decided to burst as the unit was mowing across the 14th green.  We reacted quickly removing any excess oil then using a soap agent to wash the surface as clean as possible.  We can expect to see damage from this leak for 2 to 3 weeks but shouldn't see any long term damage from the oil.  This one isn't quite big enough to cause us to remove the affected area and resod so we'll just let the green recover on its own with some encouragement from additional fertilizer.  We should see little affect on the putting conditions as the turf recovers, besides a prominent brown streak across the green.
          We also continued our second application of pre-emergent herbicide today on and around the tees on King's Dunes, we will be moving on to the roughs on both courses starting later this week with Royal starting next week.  Bunkers on Cypress were flymowed and edged today but as usual there was no way to complete all of them in a 9 hour day so we will finish throughout the week as time permits.








  • Photo Update
    • Below:   The new bridge on CL #9 is almost complete, we still need to cut off the railing ends and add the walking mat down the center of the bridge.

        

      Below; A core sample of the dryject process.  The sand was dyed yellow to make it more visible.  The darker sand is the mix of organic material and sand that has accumulated over the years.  The white sand at the bottom is the base sand mix from the construction and where the greens started many years ago.



      Below; Training new employees to walkmow greens can take some time.  This employee has mowed several weeks but still had difficulty on his last green due to the fact that there was no dew on the surface to help him see his mowing pattern.  We use photos like this on our information board in the maintenance shop to help employees understand this is not the product we want to present to the membership.




      Below;  Verticutting fairways. It's clear to see just how much material is removed.





          

  • Rain Records
    • Did you know we have up to 7 rain gauges throughout our three golf courses? Five actually control the irrigation system and the other two are used for quick reference at our maintenance facilities. Click here to see our daily rain totals. 

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  • Pin Sheets
    •   In order to optimize the GPS system on the golf carts we utilize a 3 zone system consisting of front, middle and back.  Our setup staff also moves the tee markers to correspond with the zone location, for example; if the zone is in the front of the green tee markers will be setup behind the yardage stones on each of the tees.  Of course for the most accurate yardage, readings can be obtained by using the reflectors secured to the top of every flagpole with your personal range finder.   Below are copies of the pin-sheets, please feel free to copy, paste and print these sheets for your personal use, copies are also available through the pro shops.











  • 2017 Maintenance Schedule
    • 2017

      Summer Closing and Maintenance Schedule

      Updated 2/21/2017

       

       

      Feb 13th-14th        King’s Spring Fertilizer Closed      

       

      Feb 15th-16th    Royal Lakes Spring Fertilizer Closed

       

      March 6th-7th      Cypress Spring Fertilizer  Closed    

       

      April 10th-12th      King’s ¼” Aerification  Closed       

       

      April 10th-11th      King’s Chipco Choice App.           

       

      May 1st-14th       Cypress Aerification 5/8 2X  Closed

       

      May 3rd&4th          Cypress Chipco Choice  Closed    

       

      May 11th         Cypress DryJect Aerification  Closed

       

      May  15th-28th      Royal Aerification 5/8 1X  Closed

       

      May 15th -16th      Royal Chipco Choice App  Closed

       

      May 25th              Royal Lakes DryJect Aerification    

       

      June 5th -25th       King’s Aerification 5/8” 2X  Closed

       

      June 15th             King’s DryJect Aerification              

       

      July 10th-30th       Cypress Aerification 5/8” 2X  Closed

       

      July 20th               Cypress DryJect Aerification           

       

      August 1st-13th      Royal Aerification 5/8” 1X  Closed

       

      August 7th          Royal DryJect Aerification              

       

      Aug 14th- 31st      Kings Aerification 5/8” 2X  Closed

       

      August 21st         King’s DryJect Aerification             

       

      Sept 11-15th      Royal Fertilizer Application  Closed

       

      Sept 18th-22nd    King’s Fertilizer Application Closed

       

      Sept 25th-29th    Cypress Fertilizer Application  Closed

       

      Oct 30th   Pigment Applications to all Fairways Begins Open

  • Project List
      • Remove grasses along the cart path on #8 tee of KD and replace with rip rap to better hold the slope
      • Repair drainage basins as needed in the fairways on Cypress and King's, raise and level
      • Add drainage in the low Bahia area left of #4 fairway on Cypress Links
      • Add Irrigation to the south side of the canal on #2 of Cypress and landscape area
      • Cut back pepper trees growing along the woods-line on 18 of Cypress
      • Add more Fakahatchee grass along some of the lakes where turf is difficult to grow.
      • Repair / resurface bridge on #9 of Cypress Links.
      • Replace some of the poor performing trees on Royal Lakes with Mags.
      • Renovate the irrigation, drainage and landscape at tennis.
      • Work on landscape around the maintenance facility and install a new nursery green within the facility.
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