Golf Course Set to Open May 30
May 26, 2019
We are finally starting to see warm temperatures here at Sugarloaf Golf Club. Soil temperatures have finally reached 55 degrees and grass is starting to grow, and grow quickly. We were extremely fortunate that the course came out of winter in incredible shape.
One of the key reasons, we were lucky to have a snow pack from November through April. Majority of courses in Maine experienced a thaw in late December/early January and received ice. Because we had such a deep snow pack, we never had to worry about ice damage.
Our maintenance team has worked extremely hard to get the course prepped for opening day. On top of normal course prep, we have completed a few projects. We built a new drainage ditch behind the 6th green to lessen the amount of standing water on the green when it rains. We fixed another drainage area near the approach on 12. Our big project was adding a small split rail fence to the 11th tee box. We lost more of the slope this winter so the fence will help with golfers getting too close to the edge.
We are extremely excited for our course conditions coming out of winter and can’t wait for the golf course to open next Thursday. I will continue to post about course conditions and any projects we are doing on the course. See you on the links!