I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. The golf course was busy thanks to the unseasonably warm weather last Friday and Saturday. In the spirit of the season I’d like to remind everyone that my staff and I are thankful for the opportunity to take care of your golf course and club grounds. We take great pride in the condition and appearance of each and every piece of the property. Fawn Lake Country Club is a hidden gem and we are honored to be a part of it.
Leaves The annual leaf battle is in full swing. This is a painful process that can last for weeks, but we always win. This year, due to the wet ground conditions, we have been unable to utilize the tractors and mulching mowers as much as we’d like. We’re a little behind schedule, but I promise we’ll catch up.
Winter Hole Locations We will soon be moving into our winter mode of course set up. Before greens begin to freeze we’ll place three holes in each green. We’ll cover two of the holes and put the flagstick in the third. We’ll rotate the flagstick among the three hole locations as play dictates. There will be an equal number of front, middle, and back hole locations. Look for hole location guides on the counter of the golf shop.
Carts Shorter days, cooler temperatures, and less sunlight make the course very slow to dry out following a rain. For this reason it can often be too wet for carts to safely leave the path. Please bear with us when carts are restricted to paths. In recent days we’ve pulled two carts out of the mud very close to the path. Being built in a wetland makes for a nice scenic round of golf, but it’s not good for drainage.