Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wall Collapse

I like the saying "when it rains, it pours", and that couldn't have been more true than when I was attending the Golf Industry Show last week.  While I was in sunny San Diego, it both snowed and rained in Highlands.  With the ground already saturated from previous rains, the latest round of rain proved to be too much for one of the retaining walls on hole #15.

View of #14 green

1.5' of dirt on #14 green
 As you can see from the pictures, we have a major project on our hands.  It looks as though one boulder slid out and the rest followed.  Once that happened water came off the cart path and down the slope pushing between a foot and a foot and a half of dirt onto the 14th green.  Additionally, the cart path collapsed and irrigation pipes where destroyed. 

Cart path on #15 tee

At this time, our staff has cleaned up all the dirt off the green.  We have also positioned sand bags on whats left of the cart path to divert water around the collapse.  I have also had a few contractors look at what it will take to repair and how much it will cost.

View of the wall collapse
While this is a bit of a setback, there are no worries that this won't be repaired before we open.