This page is designed to keep you updated on all aspects of current work, ongoing projects and future development plans.
winter 2015/2016 schedule
- Required tree work on both courses
- Entrance areas to be improved
- Garden areas to be maintained
- Rose fence around car park and Cafe 19 to be replaced
- Walkway to KL first tee to be improved
- Cafe 19 pathway to be improved
- All fairways to be slit
- Selected fairways to be verti-drained
- Long rough flailed down on both courses
- Par 3 tees to be hollow cored, scarified, dressed and fed
- Par 3 approaches to be hollow cored on both courses
- Greenkeepers path to be completed
- Clearing out drainage ditch ways on both courses
- Required drainage works on both courses
The above list will be updated on a regular basis.
Karsten Lakes long rough project
Autumn 2015 – Autumn 2016
We have identified that the long unmanaged rough areas on the Karsten Lakes course are thick and unplayable in most areas. This is due to the dense broad leaf grasses and clover that is evident towards the base.
The Karsten Lakes Rough Project will eradicate the broad leaf grasses, clover and thistles, ultimately leaving just the long wispy fescue grass. The project can only start whilst all types of grass are short but actively growing.
This will give us the look and definition we require but will allow much easier playability and enable golfers to find their ball, in turn increasing speed of play and customer experience.
The project will begin in October of this year once the long unmanaged rough has been flailed and bailed. The second and third stages will be completed during spring and autumn 2016.
What is Gradening?
The Graden sand injection machine is a scarifier/aerator with the ability to scarify to a depth of up to 40mm, whilst simultaneously injecting the grooves with kiln dried sand, which in turn will improve drainage and rooting. It works to remove thatch and organic matter that might impede water movement. It sinks into the ground incredibly deeply compared to a conventional scarifier using 3mm wide blades spaced at 25mm centres to remove such matter and offer stability to the green. The result is a true level surface with very little sign of damage with only the parallel groves visible. The green is playable virtually immediately.