Fairway Project

OCC 2024 Fairway Renovation


Expectations and Timeline:

  • May 13 – 1st kill-off spray – course remains open
  • May 27 – 2nd kill-off spray – course remains open
  • June 10 – 3rd kill-off spray, start leveling work and aerification – course remains open
  • June 21 – 4th kill-off spray – course remains open
  • June 24 – Sprig planting starts – course will be closed during the sprig planting process
  • June 29 – Play all holes as par 3
  • July 12 – Play from normal tees, pick and move ball from fairways to hit
  • July 22- Play from fairways
  • July 22 – Sod Approaches
  • Aug 5 – 75-80% coverage of new turf
  • Aug 19 – 95-100% coverage of new turf

During the kill-off phase, while the course remains open, you can expect the fairways to play as if they were dormant, like winter conditions. Beginning on June 10, while the course remains open, we will start leveling and smoothing out bad areas and aerification of fairways will take place. There will be some disruption of play, but the course will remain open. When sprig planting starts, the course will be closed during the planting process which could take 3-4 days.

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After sprigs are in the ground, the first 10-14 days the fairways will be completely saturated from heavy irrigation and all holes will be played as par 3 – tees will be set in rough. Around day 15, less irrigation and holes will be played at full length. Tee shots that land in the fairway need to be moved to the rough to hit. By the 4th week we will decrease irrigation, fairways will be substantially drier and we should have enough new grass to hit off the fairways. Carts will be restricted from fairways for during the grow-in process.

** This timeline is a in a perfect world scenario. I fully expect weather to play a part and we will adjust and make changes as required.