Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter weekend at HFCC

For those of you coming to Highlands for the Easter weekend, the course will be open. However, there are several projects in process throughout the course that I would like you to be aware of:

  • The first and most obvious are the eleven bunkers throughout the course that are in the renovation phase and do not have any sand in them. If the weather holds, they should be finished in about two weeks.
Removing sand from a bunker.
  • Second, while we have completed the drainage project on hole #6, the sod over the trench lines is loose and not fit to play on. You can still play the hole, but please take relief if your ball lands on the sod.
Even with snow, we continued to install drainage on #6.
  • Third, is the enlargement of the red tees on #16 and #17. You can continue to use the tees if you wish but please take care as there is no sod between the cart path and the tees.

  • Finally, you will notice that most of the fairways have been aerified and the plugs are still present (you can thank Mother Nature for that.) However, “if” the weather improves, we will try to clear them away before the weekend.

It has been in the 20's and 30's here all week and as a result, the ground is frozen and we cannot change the cups. Weather permitting we will change the cups before the weekend. The forecast for the weekend is for lows around 40 and highs in the mid 50's.  There is a 30% chance of rain on Saturday and a 50% chance on Sunday.

To everyone visiting Highlands this weekend, I thank you for your patience while we work to improve the course.