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 in the winter, there is a separate loop around the front and back nine, and you’re able to access both from the driving range tee. If you’re a regular user of the winter trails, you’ll notice that we’ve altered the route slightly. With new areas of Fescue, we want to keep the trail off of those areas, as to not create snow mold disease by compressing snow on top of them. Regardless, the most important thing to remember is to have fun (!) and please stay on the trail. Skiing, snowshoeing, or even walking off the trail, and onto the shortgrass areas can create ice, killing the fine turf!

There are three trails. On the left side, there are tracks laid down for classic cross country skiing. In the middle is an open area for skate skiing, and on the far right side of the trail, we ask that snowshoers and walkers use. This way, everyone has a trail that functions as it should, without damaging the other trails.

If you’ve never used the golf course in the winter, I challenge you to do so. It is absolutely stunning in scale, topography, and natural beauty. The quietness of the property in the winter is very unique, and should be experienced by as many of you as possible.

 

So please come out and enjoy! With the current forecast of 50 degrees next Wednesday, I don’t think the trails will be around for more than a few days. If you do come out to enjoy, and see others off trail, please help us educate them why staying on trail is so important.

Hope to see you out there!

Mike Manthey

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