The greens were phenomenal and fast at Eagle Chase. The pace was fantastic as we finished in just under 4 hours. This is a hidden gem in eastern Union County. I highly recommend playing this course.
Spurred by the article in yesterday’s paper, I polled several GM’s by email and got these responses:
Skybrook: “We have been very fortunate, we are in great shape! Even with the extreme heat our crenshaw greens are outstanding!”
Tradition: “Things are doing pretty well here. The heat has been tough on everyone. The greens are good and fairways are great.”
Eagle Chase: “We have had problems with our greens due to August heat starting in June. They are still VERY PLAYABLE. They just do not look as good as normal. People have become accustomed to our greens and all the other courses greens looking green and plush. Unfortunately the early extreme heat makes that almost impossible for bent grass. The ma! jority of our regular players seem to think it has not affected there game. They are still scoring around there handicap. If you hit the putt solid and on line the ball still will go in the hole. I think people judge greens based on appearance more than any thing else. What players have to realize is the cost of a golf course increases in times like this due to applications of chemicals to the greens at a cost of about $1000 per wk. I would plead with golfers to continue to support their local golf courses thru this very difficult summer.”
Waterford: “We are on pace to open September 3. The sprigs are growing in nicely.”