Course News & Closures

Friday 11th January, 2019

As it is the first Course news penned for 2019, I hope everybody had a great Christmas, New Year period and I wish everyone the best for the year ahead!

The Course Maintenance team continued to maintain the course to a high standard over the holiday period in preparation for the Blitz Golf event staged last week.  The course presented well for the day and much of the credit must go to my team for putting in some long hours and working to a high standard to the end, to present the Glenelg Golf Course in the best possible light for the many visiting Professionals who teed it up for Sunday’s Tournament.

Now with the Blitz over and done with for another year, our attention turns to conditioning the course for the Queen Sirikit Cup, which is only 9 weeks away.  As a part of the preparations, works are continuing with the redevelopment of the Practice Fairway.  The completion of the new Rain Bird Irrigation system before Christmas sees us beginning the next stage of the upgrade to the Tee end of the fairway.  This week saw the old netting poles removed and the ground works completed for the pouring of the concrete for the extension of the hit off matting bay by 20 meters to the east.  Concrete works will begin Monday 14th January.  To facilitate these works in safety, it has been decided that the best course of action is to close the Bonython car park whilst the work is been undertaken.  The car park closure days next week will be;

Monday 14th
Tuesday 15th
Thursday 17th

The Practice fairway will be open all days next week apart from Tuesday.  Tuesday the bulk of the works will be undertaken and whilst all the work is occurring pouring concrete, we are going to take the opportunity to shut the Fairway to finish tidying up Irrigation trenches and to remove any remaining debris to allow cutting of the fairway to recommence. 

Next week will also see screening and stockpiling of sand adjacent to the Bonython car park.  This operation will see sand that has been stockpiled on the left-hand side of the 2nd as well as left-hand side of the 5th carted to the car park and put through a mobile screening plant.  This sand once screened, will be utilised to construct a new levelled tee area directly in front of the artificial turf hitting bay as well as a new practice putting green that will be built after the Queen Sirikit Cup in late March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these disruptions but ultimately, we are working to provide the best possible facilities for all Members and potential Members, and with that comes some short-term pain, for long term gains.

Happy Golfing! (and stay cool!)

Tim Warren,
Course Superintendent.