It's beginning to look more like a golf course every day. Sodding, rough shaping, fairway/rough drainage, rock walls, greens drainage, bunker shaping, finish shaping, cart paths, waste bunkers, irrigation and more. All these tasks are taking place daily and luckily the weather has cooperated the past 3 days which has been a comfort, especially after 22 inches of rain during the month of June.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Fresh, new cart paths are being installed on holes 1, 2, 10, 12, 13 & 14 this week. Again Mother Nature has proven her might. The preparation done before the asphalt company showed up got washed out by 3 inches of rain. Staff worked extremely hard at staying ahead of the asphalt crew. All the material that was washed onto the prepared areas had to be cleaned off prior to the asphalt being put down. It is extremely important for everyone to stay off the freshly laid asphalt until it has had a chance to cure.
Friday, June 23, 2017
The green complex on the 6th hole has been shaped. The rock wall on the 7th green has been installed and work has started on the 8th green rock wall. Additional drainage has been installed on the 12th hole to improve wet conditions and the coquina has been placed in the waste bunker. Capillary concrete has been in stalled in the bunkers on 12, 13, 14, 1, 2 & 9. The 16th green complex has been shaped. Asphalt cart paths will be installed on 12, 13, 14, 1, 2 & 10 beginning Monday morning. Sod is scheduled for delivery on Wednesday for around the bunkers on the first 6 holes. Lots of work happening all over the golf course. Amazing how much work can be accomplished when Mother Nature cooperates, 19 inches of rain in 21 days since June 1st.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Lots of work happening throughout the golf course. Bunker drainage continues on #2, greens drainage is being installed in #3, capillary concrete installation has begun starting on the 12th hole, rock walls on #7 and #8 have started and lake work on #11 is close to wrapping up. Need a few more days without rainfall for the course to continue to dry out, 17 inches of rain in 19 days. Grass going down is right around the corner. It continues to be an extremely exciting time on the course.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The golf course renovation project has been progressing along even considering the club has received over 16 inches of rain since June 1st. The wet conditions have created a few issues here and there but the contractor continues to plug along. Irrigation has been installed around the first 6 greens. Bunker drainage will be completed on 12, 13, 14 and 9 by end of day Saturday. The 3rd & 5th greens have been approved by APDC for drainage, which will take place next week. Capillary concrete is scheduled for installation starting next Tuesday.
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
Getting caught up after 11.5 inches of rain in the first 7 days of June. The heavy rains had cause work to slow down due to extremely wet conditions throughout the golf course but the contractor and NLCC staff are working hard at getting caught up. The level of the lakes since June 1st have risen 36 inches. Enjoy the video.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Well isn't this typical! We all complain when we don't get rain and then it all has to come in a 48 hour period. As of 6am this morning the golf course received 4.5 inches and around another inch by 2pm. Lake levels have risen 20 inches in the past 24 hours. Up to another 3-5 inches could come overnight! Let's dry up quickly so we can carry on!
Rain keeps on flowing in off the gulf!
View from the wash station security camera!
View from the fuel station security camera!
Level shot up around 3am!