"In large Measure, the popularity which the game of golf will enjoy in the future depends on the quality of the courses we provide for the players of the future. A great majority of the players, then as it is now, will be average golfers. Our courses must be built for them as well as the scratch man." (Robert Trent Jones II - Foreword in the Spirit of St. Andrews; Alister MacKenzie)
Today marks day 28 of our Granite Bay Golf Club renovation project and progress continues despite close to a inch and a half of rain over the past week. Rain substantially slows down most activities in outdoor construction, but we were able to stay busy working on preparing tee levels, which have a lot of sand content and can be worked when regular soil cannot because it's too wet. Below are pictures of recent progress.
#9 Tee after laser leveling and adding a sand cap. The tee level at the back is a new tournament level behind the older tournament level which still needs sand capping.
#2 Tees with the D-4 Cat doing the initial shaping just prior to laser leveling and sand capping. Notice the new forward tee location for the ladies bringing their level closer to the cart path.