As a new season of golf quickly approaches, the club is looking forward to welcoming back our members and their guests for a fantastic season of mountain golf! We believe the condition of the golf course is much improved and are dedicated to further enhance the condition and playability of the course as the season progresses.
The irrigation system project has definitely paid off; with increased water coverage comes improved turf quality. Poor drainage areas continue to be addressed and we expect additional seed and fertilizer to produce optimal results. To date, maintenance crews have trenched and installed drain pipe on holes #1, #3, #10, #12 and #16.
A new approach to golf cart traffic will be implemented in April that will require your help! Two main areas will be involved with the goal of protecting our turf: 1) the greens surrounds; and, 2) the Bluegrass/ Ryegrass rough surrounding the fairways. Crews will install EXIT POSTS on all Par 4 and Par 5 fairways. These posts will be constructed of natural locust poles approximately three feet tall that will blend with the surroundings.Golfers will be asked to exit the fairway between these posts and proceed to the adjacent cart path. Position of the posts and distance from the greens will vary by hole and will move periodically as needed to accommodate wearing turf. Handicap flags remain available in the Pro Shop for those requesting exemption from the new golf cart traffic pattern.
We will need the cooperation of all members to strictly adhere to the new golf cart traffic pattern and keep the momentum going on the golf course improvements. We hope this policy will benefit the golf course without causing any inconvenience to our members. Feel free to stop in the Pro Shop and talk to Duane if you have any questions or require a Handicap Flag. Thanks for helping us to make Laurel Ridge’s golf course the premier course in the mountains we love.