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Friday, August 18, 2017

New #8 Hole After One Week of New Growth

Yes, that's one week of growth

And the sprigs are sprouting already

One week ago we started with this

And added the SOD

And laid down the SPRIGS

And a week later we have this!

"... it's proceeding according to plan, we have been fortunate so far to be blessed with good growing conditions".

                          Bill Kirkland, President, IDCC

This bunker will be filled with sand soon

Friday, August 11, 2017

The #8 Hole - from Sod to Sprig to Watering In, All in Sequence, Ready to Grow!

Major Milestones were Accomplished Today on the #8 Hole Redesign and Reconstruction

Milestone #1 - The "SOD"
The Starting Point - a Rebuilt and Re-Contoured Green with new Drainage and Irrigation, filled with USGA-Certified Greens Mix 

The Sod has arrived

And is carefully placed alongside the green... 

And the front green retaining wall

Out to the cart path

For a Completely New SOD Green

Milestone #2 - The SPRIGS

Shown below as they arrived, some of Georgia's finest sprigs...

The pictures following show the putting down of the sprigs, the rolling of the sprigs and the cutting of the sprigs, as done by Harry Bowers, our golf course designer/architect and IDCC staffers Felix, Chris and Jean

Milestone #3 - WATERING IN

The Final Step - watering in is the prelude to growing in, which is expected to take approximately 60 days before this hole can be re-opened for regulation play in the Fall.

And a very happy Harry Bowers, who knows he's done a great job and can go home to enjoy some Michigan football!

Friday, July 28, 2017

IDCC Golf Course Renovation - Hole #8

Update to early golf course renovation to hole #8. To save money were able to renovate 8 green early because our architect is in the area and donated part of his time and equipment.

This redo will be competed by mid August and then we will have the grow in period for 60 days and reopen for play in October.

The pictures depict the initial removal of the affected soil and the build back of the green including drainage. 

This picture with the wall is the scheduled rebuilding of the 8th tee which was in the 2017 budget.

Please watch the blog for future update. If you have any questions please contact Bill Kirkland @ 859-351-1953.

Kandice D. Morgan, Managing Director
Island Dunes Country Club, Inc.
8735 S. Ocean Drive Jensen Beach, FL 34957 772/229-0803

New Drainage for the 8th Hole Green - The Green is enlarged approx. 3x original size

White Gravel - the USGA Mix "base" for all our new greens

The New Retaining Wall for the 8th Hole Tee Box 

And on 8/4, the #8 Green is Filled with USGA Greens Mix  

Thursday, March 10, 2016

2016 Island Dunes Condo Challenge

The shots were all closely watched ...

Pitching into the pond was a challenge...

There were smiles all around

Best ball play was the rule of the day...

And the putting competition was fiercely contested, not just once...

But a second time...

And even a third.

In the end, a winner emerged, it was Admiral, going home with the Island Dunes Cup.

The Condo Challenge was a successful event with 124 participants!

The Admiral won the event, but the big winner was Island Dunes Country Club! 
Everyone enjoyed a fantastic day of sport and camaraderie.

Kathy Cassese
Head Golf Professional
Island Dunes Country Club

Saturday, February 6, 2016

2016 Island Cup - Results

Now What are Those Scores ?
Looks Like There's a Winner?