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Summer Projects

2018 SUMMER PROJECTS

 

We are excited to be entering another summer of improvements on both the North and South Golf Courses.  Similar to last year, we will be updating this area of the website with project status through completion. 
 

June 20th, 2018
 
The bunker restoration project on the North Coure continues to move along without issue and is currently slightly ahead of schedule.  Below are a few updated photos of how the progress since our last update.
 
Here is the excavator removing the old sand from the bunker on hole #6
 


Right side bunker on hole #6 after the sand has been removed and drainage exposed.  Every bunker drain is checked to ensure it is working properly prior to the reshaping of the bottoms.



Hole #8 bunker after re-shaping and installation of JM DuraSpun liner. Additionally, the front side of this bunker is being repaired to re-establish the edge.  Over time this front edge deteriorates due to the entering and exiting of the Sand Pro bunker rake.



Hole #10 has sand being placed in the bunker that will be spread and compacted.



June 18th, 2018
 
The South Course Silver Tees now have sod and in the "grow-in" process.  These will be open for play in a few weeks.

#2 Silver Tee



#6 Silver Tee



#11 Silver Tee



#13 Silver Tee




June 12th, 2018
 
Work continues on the #13 Silver Tee box.  Below you can see the leveling of the ground that will be followed with a contouring of the surrounds to flow properly with the existing slopes.



June 8th, 2018
 
Project Timeline


June 7th, 2018
 
In just a few days there has been significant progress on our projects. As of this afternoon the crew has completed excavating the bunkers on #15, #14, #13, #12 and #11.  Following the escavation they have been checking drainage and making any neccessary repairs with very few small adjustments needed.  Finally, they have completed the installation of bunker liner on #15's three bunkers. See images below of the progress:
 
#14 Bunker Being Prepped for Liner


#15 Bunkers with Liners Installed


50 Tons of 75/25 Bunker Sand Awaiting Installation


175 Tons of Bunker Sand in 2 Bins

 
In addition to the ongoing bunker work the LU crew is also on the South Course installing fill material as part of the Silver Tee construction. Below are photos of the progress on the 3 of these tees:
 
#2 South Course Silver Tee


#11 South Course Silver Tee


#13 South Course Silver Tee

May 29th, 2018
In preperation for the creation of the new Silver Tee Boxes on the South Course there are three areas that the turf has been sprayed to eliminate the grass. There are also four trees that will be removed to provide clear tee shots at these new locations.  Below are photos showing where the Silver Tees will be placed:
 
#2 South Course Silver Tee


#6 South Course Silver Tee


#11 South Course Silver Tee


#13 South Course Silver Tee
 
As of today, the final french drain has been trenched and filled with sand to elimate the majority of the wet areas on the golf course now that the proper amount of irrigation is being applied.  These were installed in multiple locations on 12 different holes of the South Course.  A big project that will improve the year-round playing conditions.

 
   
 
 


May 23rd, 2018 
 
 
CONTRACTOR SELECTION
 
We are pleased to announce that Landscapes Unlimited has once again been selected by the Board as contractor for the projects to be performed the summer of 2018. We were all extremely impressed by the LU team last year making it an easy decision for all involved that they return for these projects. Below is a link to their website for further information:
 
 
Scope of Work:
 
- North Course Bunker Restoration; Removing current contaminated sand, softening the severity of slopes in some bunker faces, checking/repairing drainage, placement of fabric liners in bottoms/slopes of bunkers, installation of 75/25 bunker sand mix.
 
- South Course Silver Tee Boxes; Stripping and removal of turf in selected tee box locations, importation of fill material & sand-capping, leveling of new tee boxes, sodding of tee tops and surroungs
 
 
PROJECT MANAGER SELECTION

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that the Board has also selected William K. Morgan to return 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

 

 

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.
https://twitter.com/ShadowHillsGC


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:
 
PRACTICE TEE
 
Sod has been removed / Irrigation has been marked and staked / Grading work has started / Barrow Pit has been created
 




 
 
MONTECITO PUTTING COURSE
 
Sod has been removed /  Irrigation work has started / Shade Tree removal

 
BACK 9 BUNKERS
 
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
 
SOUTH COURSE - HOLE #5 LANDSCAPE
 
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
 
SOUTH COURSE CLOSURE
 
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
 
SOUTH COURSE - PRACTICE FACILITY
 
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 
 
 
CONTRACTOR SELECTION
 
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.
 
PROJECT MANAGER SELECTION

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