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Friday, October 13, 2017

Significant Progress-Golf Course Projects to Date

Here's the New #8 Green After 8 Weeks of Growth, Freshly Cut with a Light Dressing of Sand
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Note the cuts now show the actual size of the new green, 3 times as large as the green before reconstruction
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...and Completion of the #8 Tee Box
First the new Tee Box Retaining Walls





















And the Filling of the Tee Box



And Finally the SOD on the New #8 Tee Box





Complete Bridge Replacement 
Between the #4 and #5 Holes





Cart Path on the Right Side of the #5 Fairway Moved to the Left Side of the #5 Fairway 

The new Cart Path is to the left of the fairway, an area that gets little sun and therefore not much turf growth






The new Cart Path "wraps around" the Back of the #5 Green










And Finishes with Crushed Shell Around the Back to the Bridge












Friday, October 6, 2017

IDCC Tennis and Golf Conditions Update

All hard and soft tennis courts are open and available for play (when it's not raining, which has been a lot the last week). 

We are looking to open the golf course on or about Tuesday, October 10th, conditions permitting. Originally we were scheduled to open on the 3rd of October but delayed due to 12 inches of rain, the King Tide and a full moon.


Here is the new 8th hole green in the 7th week of the grow in 

Friday, September 22, 2017

IDCC Condition Update and Status

Generally speaking, all of the club's facilities "dodged a bullet" when Irma turned westward and made landfall in the Keys and near Naples instead of in our area of Island Dunes. We did however sustain significant damage with broken trees and debris on all holes, in and around the club entrance, parking lot, tennis courts, pro shop and bridges. 
A number of the older and larger broken trees will have to be removed by professionals after being on IDCC property for decades. At this point we expect the tennis hard courts to be open Monday September 25, two soft courts open on Wednesday September 27 and the remainder as soon as we can get more material delivered and installed. 
The golf course will reopen on or around Tuesday October 3rd so that cleanup can be concluded and we may finish the replacement project for the bridge between the 4th and 5th holes. That work was underway when the storm hit and caused a delay of at least two weeks or more.
A special "shout out" needs to go to Conray our Tennis Pro, Rick our Golf Superintendant and the entire IDCC staff for doing a great job cleaning up. The pictures below tell the story...

Bill Kirkland - President - IDCC 



Pictures of Tree Damage and Debris by the Golf Shop, Clubhouse, Tennis Courts and Tennis Building 






     

We Didn't Lose Any of the New 8th Hole Green


Damage to the Landscaping as you Drive in to the Entrance





And the #4 Fairway is Totally Flooded 


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hurricane Irma Update - September 19, 2017

The Golf Course and Tennis Courts will be closed for at least two more weeks to clean up. Another update will be posted at the end of this week and will include pictures.






Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Important Message from IDCC Managing Director Kandi Morgan - as of 9/6, 3PM



As I am sure you have heard IDCC is in the path of Hurricane Irma.  

We will have the club ready by the end of the day tomorrow, 9/7. This includes, but is not limited to, the tennis area, clubhouse, maintenance shed, wastewater plant and fire system. Fuel tanks for emergency generators are full. Irrigation will be shut down tomorrow morning at 10:00am. Notice will be sent to all buildings.

Staff will not been in on Friday so they can get prepared. As of the last update it is expected in our area Sunday.

I will keep you informed as I receive more information.

Kandice D. Morgan, Managing Director
Island Dunes Country Club, Inc.
8735 S. Ocean Drive Jensen Beach, FL 34957 772/229-0803
Cell: 772/631-0698


The tracking models are below:


In Our Area Sometime Sunday

Friday, September 1, 2017

New #8 Hole After Three Weeks of Growth

Smooth Transition from Sod to Bunker to Green 
Left of the Green
Here are pics of the newly-filled bunker 
Another Angle, that's a Perfect Seam from Sod to Green




The Story Behind This New Bunker

When the course architect recommended a new sand trap on #8  we were concerned about changing the original Joe Lee design. After researching as many par 3 holes over water we could find that Joe designed we found one over water 160 yards long with bunker to the left and asked for that to be duplicated on our #8 hole. Everyone likes the look and, as we believe our course is likely the only executive course Joe's ever designed ,we want everyone to know that we're going to great lengths to adhere to the originality of Joe Lee's design principles.

Bill Kirkland, President, IDCC 
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...and Here are Views of the Sod and Green Looking Back Towards the Tee Box

SOD is almost completely filled in
Sprigs are Well on their Way


Getting Greener and Thicker!

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!