Eagle Crest Golf updates – improvements coming soon!
To Eagle Crest Golfers
From Ron Buerger, PGA – Director of Golf
Re: Course Updates
I trust your season is going well and I hope you’ve been enjoying this wonderful weather we’ve been having lately. Midway through the first year of our most recent ownership change I wanted to reach out and share some positive news concerning our golf courses.
- First off as we continue to ramp up our course conditioning we’ve received our order of nearly 90 tons of tan sand. This sand has begun to make its way into the Ridge Course bunkers following some prep work each bunker must undergo prior to receiving the sand. We estimate that we will complete the bunker work on the Ridge by the end of July 2018.
- Second, I am pleased to report that we will be addressing nearly 1/3rd of the Ridge cart paths late summer / early fall 2018. This work will also include some limited paving to close up the non-asphalt areas on the Challenge. We will move forward with plans to systematically address the most severe problematic portions of cart paths each season thereafter until all carts paths are resurfaced.
- Third, beginning in October 2018 we will begin reconstructing and renovating our pond on the 18th hole of the Ridge. This pond will be reconfigured and positioned more in front of the green with a higher water table for improved visibility to the golfer. This pond will include the addition of a fountain to improve ascetics and also provide a nice noise buffer from the pavilion and adjacent putting course. Artist renditions of the plan should reach the golf shops for display by early August so please check back with us. Additionally, all the ponds on the Ridge and Challenge courses with the exception to the 16th hole on the Ridge will be receiving fountains.
- Fourth, fresh white sand will be installed into the Challenge bunkers in early 2019.
Our current cart fleet issues are at the top of our list. We are working diligently to solve this complexed problem that has been a surprising moving target for us with testing remedy’s that have not provided ample improvement. We knew the situation would most likely get worse before it got better and I think we are now beginning to turn the corner. It’s taken a lot of work and I anticipate some noticeable improvement by the end of this month (at the latest).
Looking ahead to 2019 and beyond, I can say the future looks bright and we have every reason to be encouraged about where we are headed. I thank you for your patience and understanding through our transition and look forward to enjoying the enhancements with you as they come to fruition. I’m certain more good news will follow and I’ll be sure to communicate that as it happens. In the meantime please remember my door is always open, fill free to swing by and let me know any thoughts and or questions you may have.