Canyon Course: Bunker Renovation / New Irrigation System
December 29, 2017 – Progress Report
The Irrigation System renovation progress is moving very slowly. This is partially due to the presence of large amounts of rock in the digging layers. We have found it necessary to rent a track hoe with a rock breaker attachment. This piece of machinery is responsible for the noise that you may have heard coming from the course recently. Although progress is slow this equipment is gaining traction and moving us forward in the process. There is also an additional expense for the equipment, unfortunately.
Fortunately the nice weather has allowed work to continue much longer than expected. At this point progress on the irrigation system is roughly 30% complete. This has us on track to stay within the time frame we originally anticipated. Holes 13, 17, 18 and 9 are 100% complete and mainline has been completed for holes 14, 15 and 16. We anticipate holes 13, 15 and 16 to be the rockiest and most difficult, with these holes behind us progress should pick up shortly.
The Bunker Renovation is now 100% complete. With this project we are on time and slightly under budget. The crew from DHR Construction has been terrific and extremely thorough. The bunkers look amazing and drainage will be superb. We hope our membership will be very pleased with the outcome. Below you will find a number of photos with descriptions of the work.
One final note. Please remember these bunkers are brand new. They are not sand boxes or sledding hills for children. These improvements represent an investment of $440,000 and lots of hard work. Please help us protect them so they last for many years.
The irrigation installation is stalled for the holidays. Should the nice weather continue we will be restarting the first week of January to continue digging mainline on holes 11 and 12. We are definitely pleased that we can move forward with the irrigation system, however, the lack of moisture is becoming a big concern from a forest health standpoint. Let’s hope for at least a couple of good snows.
Enjoy your holidays.
Golf Course Maintenance Team
Forest Highlands Golf Club