Thursday, February 18, 2021

The Project 2021 - Update #1

This is a historic week for Granite Bay Golf Club as we have started a major renovation of all of our primary turf grass playing surfaces. We have been talking about it for years now and it has finally come to fruition and we will be excited to share all the details with our Members as they emerge. Granite Bay Golf Course Maintenance plans to communicate these details and construction processes through this Granite Bay Course Update on at least a weekly basis. Kevin Marshall our new GM is passionate about keeping you all informed along the way and is currently working with Farryl on multiple communication platforms so we dont miss any opportunity to share all of the great things that are happening on the course.

Many of the details are still evolving and will be revealed when they have been fine tuned. However the overall scope of work that we will be addressing are:

  • Putting Surfaces - new bentgrass including all practice greens
  • Tees - including  leveling, expansion and some additions for both men and women
  • Fairway's - conversion from multiple cool season varieties to Santa Anna Hybrid Bermuda
  • Bunkers - including some softening and additions and and of course new sand
  • Driving Range - including new grass tee
The timeline we are currently working under is:

  • Preparing & Seeding All Putting Surfaces - April 15th
  • Preparing & Grassing All Fairways - June 30th
  • Opening to Our Members - September 4th
These are our goal timelines and we've been assured they are realistic. However anyone familiar with construction of any sort particularly that which can be affected by weather knows that things can happen to alter these goals. 

Our contractor started with the chipping and short game area so we can evaluate some processes there and we are planning on sodding that green to get is open ASAP which will be dependent on sod availability. Currently the driving range will be open from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM until later in the project when we will have to shut it down to do the tee work and floor re-grassing. 

Much more to come. Thanks as always for your support and particularly you patience right now as we work to make this great golf course greater. 



We are very fortunate to be working with Salvador Rodriguez 
of Diamond Golf International. Sal has been building golf courses
for over 40 years and brings an unmatched level of experience and skill
in every phase of construction and maintenance.













The very first moves was to start flattening both the chipping green and moving that material to soften the actual 30 - 40 yard chipping area. We are looking at creating a better 50 yard approach area as well.



Sal Rodriguez himself shaping a new "Splash" practice bunker 
 at the short game area



Rough grade of what will be our new flatter chipping green and short game area.




1 comment:

  1. Matt, WONDERFUL update! (It might be a bit better if your pictures were a bit wider so that we could better understand what is being changed). Still, GREAT communication. Looking forward to more.

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