Friday, July 30, 2021

7/30/21 – BRP

Well……… it has been a challenging past 2 weeks. We received 4” rain in 72 hours 7/22-7/25. This set us back a few days. We’ve been able to get back on track a little this week. Landscapes Unlimited is committed to still making the significant completion date Sept 3rd. They have added several more employees and will bring more in if necessary to make the completion date yet.  We completed hole #1 on 7/27 and have completed portions of #8 and #18 as of today. We hope to finish 8,9, and 18 by the end of next week. Which will give us 11 complete holes through sod. That will give us 7 holes to complete in 4 weeks which should be attainable, weather permitting. #10, and #11, and #12 are currently being shaped. On a bright note...not a single new complete bunker washed out during the storms. This was a major test for the new bunkers and the drainage and they performed very well.

G&G completed all aerification of fairways, roughs, approaches, and tees the week of 7/19 just in time for the rain. We spent another few days cleaning the golf course up again this week. We have begun dethatching the tees, approaches, and fairways this week. Due to storm clean up we were not able to finish, but hope to finish next week. G&G continues to top-dress the sod around the new bunkers in order to mend the new sod to the existing turf. We’ve used about 500 tons of sand so far to top-dress sod. G&G will continue the desert vegetation next week. We are currently working on the #16th tee. The storms have definitely put a large dent into our in-house projects. The desert area on #5 tee is still drying out and we will fix up the area once we can get equipment in. Once again, the drainage retention work that was completed in 2016 on #4,5,7 worked perfectly as containing the damage of 4” of rain coming off Pinnacle Peak Road. 

Aerifying Fairways

Aerifying Fairways

Dethatching - Verticutting Fairways

Topdressing Fairways #2 

Landscaping #16 Tee - Drip Irrigation and Holes Dug, Ready for Plants

Wash/Retention between #4 & #7 - Very Full After A 2" Downpour

Front Greenside #6 Immedietely After A 2" Down Pour, Standing Water In The Approach But No Wash Out or Standing Water In The New Bunker

Water Pouring In From Pinnacle Peak Rd.

#5 Tee Retention Holding Water

#18 Rough Shaped Areas Holding Water Because No Drainage Is Installed Yet.

Installing Exit Drainage #1 Front Bunker

Installing Capillary Concrete #1 - 2nd Right Fairway Bunker

Rough Shaping Practice Bunkers

Practice Bunker Shaped

Practice Bunker Ready for Drainage & Sod

Front Right Bunker #8 - Added Back In By Andy Staples

Front Right #8 Completed.

Left Green side Bunker Interior Drainage Being Installed

Left Greenside #8 Being Sodded

#9 View From The Tee With New Shaped Bunkers

Left Bunkers #10 Being Shaped

#10 Left Bunkers Shaped & Irrigation Being Re-Installed on the Right

#10 Right Greenside Moved Back and Expanded Approached Right  Of Greens & Irrigation Being Re-Installed

#11 Tee Expanded and Tied Into The Back of #10 Greens. #11 Green, White, Blue, and Black Tee Will All Be Combined To Create Multiple Yardage Options.

Friday, July 16, 2021

BRP 7/16

BRP 7/16/21

Well, it has been a rough 2 weeks. The storms have been making things a bit more challenging. We didn’t achieve as much as we would have liked, but we kept progressing forward. Many of the newly shaped bunkers or areas ready to be shaped have been too muddy to work in a few days. We also have had a lot of storm damage. We have lost 10 trees to the storms. G&G has spent several days cleaning up the course and has not been able to achieve much advancement on tree trimming and desert landscaping. The BRP schedule remains in good shape, but the window is now a little tighter. Landscapes Unlimited is currently evaluating the new to bring in additional staff to catch up and make sure the BRP hits its schedule.

Since our last update holes 7, 3, and 2 have been completed through sod. #17 was supposed to be finished on 7/17 but due to the weather delays will not be finished till 7/20. We have 6 holes complete through sod. Holes #17, #1, and #8 are shaped and the drainage is being installed. Holes #9 and #18 are currently being shaped and edged. If you would like to see some impressive dozer work check out the 18th green complex next week. We hope to complete #17 and #1 though sod next week and #8, #9, and potentially some of #18 the following week. If all goes according to plan that will give us 11 completed holes through July and give us 4 more weeks to complete the remaining 7 holes to be completed by Sept. 3rd. Landscapes Unlimited is confident they will hit the schedule but wants to ensure success by bringing in some extra staff and equipment.

G&G will shift its focus next week to aerifying the entire golf course. The following week we will begin verti-cutting and dethatching. Both practices will be a bit challenging given all of the construction, but we anticipate finishing in the next 2-3 weeks. Once these practices are complete, we will shift our focus back to landscaping, tree trimming, and topdressing the new sod around the new bunkers.

#7 Right Fairway Bunkers Being Sodded

#7 Back of Green Removed Bunker

#3 Front Green Bunker Prepped For Sod

#3 Back of Green Being Sodded

Large Rolls of Sod - Each Roll is 400 Sq Ft

Prepping Drainage and Sod #2 Fairway

Sodding #2 

#2 Completed

Rough Shaping #8

Completed Shaping #8 Left of Green

Expanded Fairway #8

The Challenges Of Constructions, Finding and Moving Irrigation Wire Bundles

Rough Shaping #9 Green 

#18 Tee Landscaped

Tree Behind #18 Black Tee on Road Lost During Storms

Lost Tree By #1 Tee

#2 Tee - Tree Split During Storm

#4 Pine Tree Left of Green 

Shaped bunkers with NO Drainage Holding Storm Water

Storm Water Being Held In Newly Shaped Bunker

#1 Shaping Completed

Shaping #18

#17 Right Side Fairway Bunker - Working in the mud

#17 Left Fairway Bunkers - View From The Tee

#17 RIght Fairway Bunker Finished Prepped And Ready For Sod