Claremont Country Club, CA Greens Drainage Project

 In Classic Golf Architecture, Dr. Alistair MacKenzie, Flushing Salts, Golf Course Capital Improvements, Golf Drainage, Golf Infrastructure Improvements, Greens Drainage, Positive Grade, Soil Gas Exchange

XGD Supervisor David Welsh is just finishing up our first four greens in the Bay Area of California near Berkley at venerable old Claremont Country Club . A nearly untouched original gem by Dr. Alister MacKenzie, with restored bunkers by Jim Urbina.

Above is David and crew at the eleventh green site, really an old unfinished rock quarry, cut out of the sidehill. Just beyond the eleventh green is the fourteenth tee below, which was restored from overgrown tree brush to reveal some original sand tee boxes on the back of the tee, for the purpose of teeing up your ball with some sand from the teebox. Such a classic feel here.

And finally a closer shot of the crew in action on the twelfth green. Course superintendent Josh Clevenger continually fights pythium on the back half of this green, and with the putrid soils we removed and replaced, he should stand a better chance of winning that disease battle, as XGD has aided numerous clubs in the battle against pythium. Check out Josh’s Turf Blog for more information on the maintenance regime in place at Claremont CC. The club will evaluate our process in to the rainy fall/winter season, and then make a decision on moving forward with the balance of their greens with the XGD System.

So, reach out to us at XGD, in case we can get you some budget numbers on your next golf course capital improvement project.

Cheers, Poor Old Dirt & Grass Farmer

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