11/24/15 Course Condition update:
The golf course has had its recent share of challenges, just like any golf course, which has created a few setbacks for us in being able to exceed customer standards.
As discussed before, our course is irrigated with reclaimed water. While the reclaimed water is a blessing during times of drought, it can also be a curse. Our reclaimed water has a very high concentration of salts which turgrass, especially on greens, does not tolerate very well without a lot of management and extra inputs.
Good news, though... We have a new Golf Course Superintendent, Danny Fielder, CGCS. Danny comes from Oceanside, California where he was the General Manager of Marine Memorial Golf Course on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base. Danny has managed several properties that utilized reclaimed water and has been very successful in maintaining excellent putting green conditions. In fact, he has already developed a comprehensive agronomic plan that will help us return to the best conditioned golf course in the Bay Area.
Danny and the maintenance team are working hard to ensure that playing conditions are the absolute best they can be at any given time. We have recently completed some sod work on #10 and #18 greens and will continue to address additional challenging areas each day.
Please be sure to welcome Danny to Lone Tree and stay tuned for more Turf Talk updates.