Saturday, May 9, 2015

Golf Course Renovation Update

The golf course renovation began on April 13 and has moved along at a rapid pace. The project began in March with the application of Round Up to eliminate the existing turf grass. The application was performed by an outside contractor using GPS technology and sophisticated equipment to accurately apply the product.

Round Up being applied to Hole 6

The application was extremely successful with the green grass soon turning to a straw-brown color as the herbicide took effect. The golf course remained open as the grass continued to die and provided some interesting comments from our golfers as they enjoyed the firm conditions, The greens remained alive until the closing day to provide a quality putting surface and a stark contrast to the surrounding turf grass.

Hole 2 Fairway treated with Round Up

The putting greens remained alive to provide an interesting contrast

Landirr, Inc, our construction contractor will be completing the golf course renovation in stages. It is simply not feasible to work on every hole of the golf course at the same time. The first holes that will be impacted are Holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 18 and the practice greens. These holes are grouped together and makes it possible to move the heavy equipment from hole to hole. Once completed, the next holes to undergo construction will be 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Work commenced quickly on the practice area and Hole 18
If the weather continues to cooperate, all construction work will be completed at the beginning of August allowing sufficient time for the new turf grass to establish and mature. The golf course is scheduled to open in mid November.

For those members that call Copperleaf home for the summer, guided tours of the golf course will be held every two weeks to highlight the changes and help educate members on the construction process.

Over 50 people attended the golf course tour to get an education of the progress
I will continue to update progress of the renovation with photos and videos highlighting the changes to the golf course. It is exciting to see the Master Plan approved by the members being implemented and transform the golf course. Our architect, Kipp Schulties, has been on property weekly to oversee the construction progress and continues to fine tune his plan.

With questions or comments, please contact David Dore-Smith at

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