MAINTAINING AND PREPARING OUR GOLF COURSES FOR REOPENING

This week we caught up with Jim Brown our Director of Golf Courses & Estates. Jim oversees both The Carrick and Wee Demon Golf courses, including the estates within the resort. He has given us some key insights to what the team have been busy with, and how they have been lovingly preparing the grounds and golf courses for reopening.
 

GREENS, TEES AND FAIRWAYS

The weather has been perfect for us within the green keeping team, very sunny, dry days and cool during the nights.
We’ve focused on maintaining the important surfaces on the greens, tees and fairways. These areas require the most maintenance and will be key to our golfers when we reopen. Our tees, fairways and approaches are in excellent condition, as we haven’t needed to maintain the normal wear and tear that comes with golf play such as divots, all the surfaces have healed. The first golfers who play on The Carrick and Wee Demon when we reopen will have the very best surfaces to play from.

ROUGHS, BUNKERS AND WIDER AREAS

We’ve managed to produce very good putting surfaces. Whilst they are not super-smooth, they don’t have any pitch marks and will be perfect once we return to the normal supply of sand. When we reopen with our full team we are looking forward to recovering the present roughs, bunkers, and the wider areas around The Cameron Club. As always we will work hard on maintaining quality standards for the remainder of the golfing season.

We are now starting to see the return of some of our team members as we head towards re-opening. Our gardeners are now back at work, tidying, preparing and planting up hanging baskets, tending to borders and adding wonderful colour to all the areas around the Cameron Club and Boathouse – it is good to see them back.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my whole team for their commitment to the golf courses and estates, especially during these unprecedented times. We look forward to welcoming you all back to the golf courses very soon.

Stay safe and well.