Crown Colony Golf & Country Club
Course Maintenance Update
Summer time is fast approaching and along with that comes the usual high humidity and heat that are associated with it in Southwest Florida. With that, our maintenance staff is gearing up for another season of cultural practices designed to improve the golf course’s playable conditions and surrounding landscape. The quality and health of our greens are now at an exceptional level due mainly to our efforts during the past few summer cultural seasons, which last from June through September each year. Our efforts to the greens, during this time, have included aggressive aerification and topdressing schedules along with deep verticutting to keep the surface area smooth and firm.
As we move forward year after year, it is important for us to continue to improve our soil quality on our fairways which will in turn create improved turf conditions. The club’s board members have shown their commitment towards the cause of improving soil quality with the recent purchase of appropriate equipment items that will allow us to do the job correctly. The next several years will show gradual but consistent improvements regarding fairway drainage and firmness that should translate into much improved playability. I am extremely optimistic in what the future will bring for our beautiful golf course as we continue to implement new turf management ideas and strategies.
As our membership grows and flourishes, so will our abilities to financially support new cutting edge ideas already in use elsewhere in the golf turf industry. I will be sending out frequent “Course Updates” to all members during the summer, detailing many of our practices. You can follow our progress by following either the club’s website or your e‑mail for up to date information.
Golf Course Superintendent