Course News Articles

Members are reminded buggies are prohibited from being taken across the greens on the Gunnamatta course, may be taken across the greens on the Old, Moonah and Long Island course but must not be left parked on the green while… Read More…

Gunnamatta Course

Fescue aprons have been verti-drained with thick tynes which relieves underlying soil compaction in the aprons and also assists with drainage and root establishment.

Old Course

Hole 16 on the Old course was closed… Read More…

Work has commenced on the 7th hole on the Moonah Course, in accordance with recent direction from Bob Harrison, to further extend the LHS waste area up the rough towards the tee by planting additional vegetation and installing… Read More…

  

As the images above show, it is disappointing to observe some members walking up bunker faces or walking down steep sections of bunkers around the courses. This practice causes unnecessary damage to bunker faces. The Club… Read More…

    

As we move into winter, the grasses on the courses can be easily damaged with recovery being slow. The Club would like to remind all players to ensure carts are not driven close to green surfaces… Read More…

 

The open grassland roughs of the Moonah and Gunnamatta Courses are being slashed to remove a lot of dead grass stubble and to allow the staff to access the rough to spray unwanted weeds. It will also… Read More…

The Long Island staff have been busy removing patches of kikuyu out of the green surrounds.  The largest patch was in front of the 11th green. This area was sprayed twice with Round-up and the contaminated soil was… Read More…

A report was recently commissioned to assess the extent of wintergreen couch grass evident in the Gunnamatta course fairways following works previously undertaken to row plant wintergreen couch sprigs into the soil profile.

It is encouraging to advise the report… Read More…

Members can watch a 3 minute video on how the courses are being maintained during the Covid-19 shutdown below.

 

 

At Long Island the staff have started the refurbishment on the R.H.S greenside bunker on the 14th hole.There is currently an unsightly drainage grate which prevents water washing the bunker away.  The drainage grate will be… Read More…

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