Estero Country Club felt little to no impact from Tropical Storm Gordon. Other than ruining anyone’s outdoor barbeque plans the storm was mostly uneventful. We only received a total of an inch of rain and our new trees made it through unscathed. Grass growing continues to be the name of the game for the golf course maintenance department. We are pushing the turf on the front 9 as much as possible to encourage lateral growth in the hopes of the sprigs filling in faster. Everything is moving along as planned with no major set-back at this point.
Landscape work continues along the course. 400 Slash Pines and Cypress Trees were installed on holes 1, 2, 14 and 15 along the railroad tracks. We are expecting a delivery of 120 Sabal Palms next week which will be planted in the same area. Staff will continue working on the course, removing old landscaping and installing new in accordance with our landscape plan.
The remaining landscape work to be completed around the clubhouse focuses on the tennis court area. Plants are expected to be delivered this week along with additional mulch. Completion is not far away. The new Canary Island Date Palms have been installed at the front of the clubhouse along with new Zoysia grass sod and it looks spectacular!
Clarke Construction is scheduled to be on property beginning next week to continue with punch list items. They will also begin construction of the new landscape retaining wall that is to be installed out back of the clubhouse. After this is complete, work will begin on installing the “Bunker Solutions” bunker liner on certain bunkers with high faces to prevent wash-outs. They will also be putting the ‘G-Angle” bunker sand into the traps and compacting with a plate compactor to a depth of 6 inches. We expect all this work to be complete by early October.
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