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A Chilly Groom

Yes, it’s bone chilling out, but Justin groomed the winter trails yesterday. The abundant sunshine all day packed the snow tight with the groom, so the trail set up nicely. Once the temperatures warm up to your threshold, we hope you can make it out to enjoy. Mike Manthey

Fresh Groom

The last few snow events, followed up by extremely cold, dry air, has resulted in the winter trails blowing over quickly. Yesterday’s snowfall had little moisture content, so it’s expected that the snow will again be mobile once the wind picks up. Assistant GCS, Tina Rosenow, has just finished grooming the trails so they’re ready […]

Winter Trails Refreshed

With enough snow over the past week, we were finally able to groom the winter trails once again. The high winds have blown out a few areas, the worst being the hillside of #9, so use caution if you are skate skiing through this section.   Again, as a reminder, as we’ve had users of […]

Winter Trails Ready!

The weather has been unusually warm, and if it’s going to be “winter” we might as well have snow to enjoy the scenery of the season. With the welcomed 5″ of snow that fell last night, the winter trails are groomed and ready to enjoy. If you are a new user of the golf course […]

First Killing Frost

Last night it dipped down to 31 degrees, for our first killing frost of the season. Killing frosts will kill off the heartiest “annual” vegetation, but will also start an important process for all perennial plants as well. “Hardening-off” is a crucial step for plants to start the winter-dormancy process. Without that step, plants can […]

First Frost

We’ll have our first frost delay this morning. Temperatures have dipped low enough, and the lack of wind last night, created the perfect situation for frost to form. As always, it’s impossible to say how the long the delay will be, but it will impact tee times this morning. We will forgo most morning maintenance […]

Help Needed

A large part of the Master Plan work was green expansions. If you recall, the procedure for expanding greens was to excavate the soil down 5″, then refill that cavity with a mixture of soil/sand that matched the existing topdressing of the green as close as possible. Several areas of subsoils were even created during […]

Tuesday Delay

A strong front is coming through the metro, with heavy rains, lightning and wind. This will delay our maintenance this morning, and will have an effect on tee times. Once it’s safe, and dry enough to mow, we will resume, but will need time to get out and stay ahead of golf. The golf shop […]


It’s been some time when we’ve received rain on a weekend morning (2020), and it looks like today will break that dry streak. With lightning approaching, it will alter our normal maintenance program. It will also more than likely alter tee times. Our goal will be to get play out on the course as soon […]