Winter of 2017

Well this sure has been a strange winter to say the least. Warm, then freezing cold, and now back to very warm temperatures again. the last few weeks we have reached highs of around plus 9. This is NOT the best situation for our golf course. Melting snow can bring water to the turf surface Read More

Welcome Back!

Well it hasn’t been a terrible winter that’s for sure! Welcome back everyone! Just a quick update from the Turfcare Department. Things are going fantastic in preparation for another great season. We have had snow cover for pretty much the entire winter. This is good for the golf course and we will start seeing glimpses Read More

Turf Care Update

Well we are into the final stretch of the season and its been a great one for sure. Although things are winding down for golf they are just winding up for us. We have a number of maintenance practices to carry out in the final month of the season so please bare with us. I Read More

What a Year!

Well its been a fantastic year here at the Red deer Golf and Country Club! The greens aeration and verticutting was a great success. The weather was perfect for the process but unfortunately its the same weather that all the members love for golfing. The greens were all fertilized, verticut, topdressed, and aerated (needle tine) Read More

Spring has Sprung!

       Welcome back everyone! Here in the Turfcare Department we are excited and pleased to report that the golf course has wintered quite well. With the exception of a number of spots that have been damaged by voles the course should be very playable. The greens came out of winter in great shape Read More

Winter Update

Well we certainly haven’t had much of a winter to speak of and some vary different conditions throughout the province. There is very little snow remaining in Calgary if any and lots of bare turf. Here in Red Deer we are still completely snow covered at the course. Today I checked a few greens and Read More

Fall Aeration

Well we finished up the greens aeration Tuesday, October 14 by the end of the day. All in all the process went very well with the weather cooperating and the staff working hard long hours to complete the aeration portion on Monday evening. The topdressing portion was completed by 4:00 pm on Tuesday and the Read More

Winding Down

Well unfortunately the season is slowly winding down with about a month left to play. We will be beginning to raise the heights of some of the turf areas including the greens,tees and fairways. This is done in order to insure that the turf is as healthy as possible going into winter. The greens will Read More

Ball Marks and Divots.

BALL MARKS I have noticed a number of members fixing their ball marks lately, which is fantastic, except that the majority that I have watched are fixing them incorrectly and possibly doing more damage than good. Plus remember that we don’t want to stick the ballmark repair tool in the ball mark and pry up Read More