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Summer Projects

2017 Summer Projects
This area of our website will be updated throughout the coming months to provide updates on the progress of our summer projects.

August 16th, 2017


Above are a photo of the Practice Putting Green and Practice Tee areas that have filled in nicely.


Montecito Putting Course sprigs are growing in nicely as well.

August 10th, 2017

This is an area to the West side of #18 green.  There has been a dramatic improvement to this area from the photo take July 12th (see below).  This is just a small sample of the amount of sod work that has been done this summer.

July 25th, 2017


All 419 bermuda sod and TifEagle sprigs have been installed at the Montecito putting course.  We are now in the grow-in process for this area.

July 24th, 2017

TifEagle sprigs are coming in nicely on the practice putting green.  Jason has started using the walking greens mower.

July 21st, 2017


West Coast Turf placing sod around perimeter of greens and TifEagle sprigs on the putting surfaces of Montecito Putting Course

July 17th, 2017


Sprigs and sod are filling in nicely. It has been 8 days since installation


Landscape bed behind #5 green on the South Course is complete.

July 12th, 2017


Sod work being performed by our crew alongside liner being installed by Landscapes Unlimited on #18.  The picture on the right is of TifEagle sod that has been installed on the West side of the green.

July 11th, 2017


Work has started on the landscape bed behind #5 green on the South Course.  Plant material has been removed and irrigation installation has begun.

July 8th, 2017

West Coast Turf arrived on property early Saturday morning to Sprig & Sod the practice tee and putting green.  Great slogan; "Life is Short, Sod It!"


Hydromulch mix, 419 Bermudagrass sod, 419 Bermudagrass sprigs and TifEagle sprigs stagged and ready to be installed. The practice putting green will use the TifEagle and 419 for practice tee and surrounds.


419 Bermudagrass sod being installed around the perimeter of the practice tee and putting green.


TifEagle Sprigs being spread on practice putting green.

June 28th, 2017

More updates on the summer improvements.

The photo above is #10 fairway.  This fairway, along with all the fairways on the back 9, has been aerified and topdressed with the old bunker sand.  Our maintenance crew then hand spread 419 Bermuda sprigs on #10 and #11 fairways.  These sprigs are being watered in and will be green in the coming weeks.

Above is a picture taken of a few trees on the South side of #14 green after being trimmed.  All trees on the back 9 of the South Course should be trimmed in the next few days.


Here are a couple of photos of the Montecito Putting Course.  The first is taken from #17 fairway and shows an area where the shade trees have been removed and lake edge cleaned.  The second is of what will be the new #17 & #18 of the putting course. You can see the areas that will be filled with 6" of greens mix and become the putting surface.


These 3 photos are of the practice tee.  The irrigation installation is complete and now the drainage is being completed.  The orange line in the second picture is where a drain will be placed.  The third picture is of a drain connection with the tracer wire.

June 24th, 2017

Follow the link below to access the Shadow Hills Golf Club Twitter account and view a video of the summer golf projects. While you are there be sure to follow our account for additional updates.

June 20th, 2017

Drains have been installed in the practice putting green and covered with gravel. If you ever wondered what it looks like below a putting surface, now you know...

90/10 Sand Mix being delivered and installed at practice putting green

June 13th, 2017

Below are updated photos of bunker renovation progress on #10



June 2nd, 2017
Work is progressing nicely on the summer projects around the South Course.  Below are some highlights of what has been completed this week:
Sod has been removed / Irrigation has been marked and staked / Grading work has started / Barrow Pit has been created

Sod has been removed /  Irrigation work has started / Shade Tree removal

Old sand removed from bunkers on #10 and hauled to Practice Tee / Sand removal on #11 has started

May 26th, 2017
As we are close in on the beginning of our summer projects, Landsapes Unlimited has started mobilization by bringing equipment and a trailer onto property (Click on the links to see photos).

Work is scheduled to begin following the holiday weekend and should move quickly from there.
May 23rd, 2017
Following yesterday's board meeting, we received a question about the landscape project behind #5 green on the South Course.  During the April Board meeting Hort-Tech was approved as the contractor for the project and they will begin work in July when the front 9 is closed for the bunker renovation. Click on the link below to view the design.
May 22nd, 2017
The BACK 9 of the South Course will be closed beginning June 2nd.  The FRONT 9 will remain open during this closure.  For those wanting to play 18 holes, a turn time will be booked along with the original starting time.
May 18th, 2017
The North side of the practice facility will be closed today from 7:30am - 12:00pm.  During this closure the Maintenance team will be spraying to eradicate the current turf in preperation for the renovation.  Once the chemical (similar to Round-Up) is dry the practice tee will open for use.  The grass will turn yellow following this application and will remain open until construction begins.  The South side of the practice facility will be available for use throughout the renovation process.
May 16th, 2017 
We are pleased to announce that Landscapes Unlimited has been selected by the Board as contractor for the projects to be performed the summer of 2017.  Below is a link to their website for further information:
Scope of Work:
- Bunker Renovation; Removing current contaminated sand, checking/repairing drainage, placement of fabric liners in bottoms/slopes of bunkers, installation of 75/25 bunker sand mix.
- Practice Tee / Practice Green Renovation; Reshape existing practice tee, increase square footage of existing practice green, installation of new irrigation.
- Montecito Putting Course; Reshape existing putting course to offer improved playability, re-routing of western area, improve growing conditions.

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that the Board has selected William K. Morgan as the Project Manager to oversee the summer projects on a daily basis.  Below is a link to his website for further information:
Check this website frequently for further updates.
Respectfully submitted,
Rolland Vaughn
General Manager
Shadow Hills Golf Club