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MANAGING WATER

Those who have been frequenting the course in recent weeks will have noticed some areas of the fairways have dried out quite rapidly. The warmer temperatures combined with stronger grass growth, spring winds and lower than average rainfall have all contributed towards having less moisture in the soil than normal. This has resulted in some areas of turf drying out beyond where we would normally try to maintain them.

Not all areas dry out at the same time as seen here on the 9th Fairway
The most common course of action is to replace this moisture as it is depleted through the use of supplemental irrigation. However, as our members were made aware of, having the ability to draw water doesn't automatically translate to unrestricted access.

A recent communication from the club outlined briefly that we have to abide by the conditions of our consent regarding water take. Those conditions are determined by a variety of factors many of which are outside of our influence. It must be recognis…

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