Greens are Covered!

The greens are currently covered.  We made the decision to cover greens earlier this morning even though the rain hasn't arrived.  The temperatures have dropped near twenty degrees in the past 6 hours.  As of right now we will be covered until Wednesday.  We will keep the membership updated on any changes.  Enjoy your Sunday and be safe.

 

Thanks,

 

Doug Estes

Sunday Forecast

With the ever changing weather forecast we have to make quick decisions that affect our golf course.  That being said, we will make a decision in the morning on what time we cover greens.  The weather forecast has changed the temperatures tomorrow night to near 21 and chance of ice precipitation.  We will update the website in the morning with our plans and the rainfall will be the deciding factor.  

 

Thanks,

 

Doug Estes

"Uncovering Nine"

As we expected the forecast changed a little more.  Obviously, we will remain covered today and plan to uncover nine holes tomorrow.  The forecast is another cold night tomorrow which will require the covers to go back on.  So, the plan is to have nine holes open from 11:00 - 3:30.  Friday we will uncover all holes and remained uncovered through the weekend.

This time of the year we will be covering/uncovering more often do insure protection of our greens.  Now that the greens have begun to break dormancy we want to keep them from going backwards.  The covers provide the added warmth to keep soil temperatures from dropping and slowing up the process.

 

Thank you,

 

Doug Estes

"Cold Returns"

The cold weather isn't over and will be moving in tonight through Friday.  We are planning to cover greens this afternoon around 3:00.  The weather forecast varies right now as to when we would uncover.  It will either be Thursday or Friday morning.  We will keep the membership informed with our plans.

 

Thank you,

 

Doug Estes

Course Update 2-18-14

Spraying pre-emerge on fairways today and around greens.  Working on getting our bunkers back in shape now that they are unfrozen.  We will be reworking a few as we go forward due to lack of drainage and sand.  The creek work has begun on #14.  The tees will be playing up due to construction.

Membership we need your help.  After 6 hours of repairing ball marks yesterday an employee is 10 holes into the process.  We ask for your help in repairing ball marks made and any you see.  As you know the greens are softer during the non summer months.  The more effort we take during these months will only improve the peek season of golf.  Also, we need help with divots in our fairways and tees.  The fairways divots are the worst I've seen and our crews effort this week should help.

Thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you on the course.

 

Doug Estes

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Best golf since 1970

The Golf Course at Germantown Country Club was designed and built under the supervision of famous golf course designer and architect, J. Press Maxwell, in 1969. The Golf Course was opened along with the other club facilities in July of 1970.

Since the initial inception and construction of the 6,887 yard Championship Golf Course, many additions and changes to the course have taken place. Currently we have TifEagle grass on the greens and 419 Bermuda grass on all the fairways and collars.  Germantown Country Club has the finest putting surface all 12 months of the year of any club in the area.

Germantown Country Club has been selected to host the final Qualifying Rounds for the United States Open Golf Tournament by the USGA on four different occasions. We have also been host to national tournaments for both high school and inter-collegiate golf organizations.

The Club is proud to be a member of the PGA, USGA, TGA and the MGA. These organizations offer tournament competition in which many of our members participate.

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