Thursday, July 19, 2012

Dye's Valley - #9 Lake Bank Restortation

Dye's Valley is currently closed down for aerification practices, however during this time some other projects around the course are being completed.  One of the biggest to mention is the restoration of #9 lake bank.  Here are some before and after pictures of the project, highlighting the need for the restoration.

Before the lake bank was very steep, making it hard to maintain.  Some locations along the bank large wash out had appeared over time that were now becoming dangerous to golfers and our staff.

Over the 28 year that the course has been around the slopes have become too steep.  The use of a product called Enkamat will help solve our erosion problems in the future.  The protective mat is laid on the lake bank and rolled into water, soil is then put on top before the sod is laid.
Along with the restoration the lake side bunker will be altered in size; although being made smaller the hazard will be more influential to the golfers tee shot.