Bunker improvements now in progress!

by Rich Isaac

In my last post, I spoke about the fairways and improvements we’ve been making over the course of the season. I want to address another goal for this year. The bunkers. I had hoped to do half of them this year.   Unfortunately, the weather may have an impact on the timing of this project. Because of the numerous bridges on the course, several bunkers are impossible to reach with the equipment.  If all goes according to plan the fairways we sprigged this summer will have grown in by this fall and some bunkers will have been renovated.  We’ll keep doing everything we can to improve the bunkers. I would like to tell everyone how much we appreciate their business and we are striving as best we can to make as many improvements as possible to improve your playing experience at River Downs Golf Club.

Posted by admin at Aug 27, 2013 Category: Course Improvements
Tags: river downs golf, bunker improvements

Bermuda grass improves fairways

by Rich Isaac

We’re committed to improving River Downs to be the course our golfers want it to be, so I want to take a moment to talk about an improvement we’re in the process of right now. Many of you may have seen the work on several of the fairways.  What we have undertaken is a process called sprigging.  This process involves taking rolls of Bermuda grass and breaking them into tiny pieces and planting them into the fairway.  The goal of this is to convert the fairways into Bermuda grass.  What are the advantages of Bermuda, you ask?  There are several! Bermuda is very aggressive and will spread into divots very quickly.  Bermuda forms a very dense surface, which will greatly improve the playability of the fairways.  It also requires less pesticides and water and is thus environmentally friendly.  I know it is an.

Posted by admin at Aug 09, 2013 Category: Course Improvements
Tags: bermuda grass, river downs golf improvements, fairway maintenance top