Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Sod Down, Green Seeded on #1

Here are a few photos from the recent work on the Practice Green on Hole #1:

Projected opening - Late October 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

New Irrigation Main for SVGTC

A new irrigation main is going in parallel to Hole #2.  This new line will effectively re-route the source of irrigation water for the Siebel Varsity Golf Training Complex.  This work is necessary due to the imminent construction of Stanford's new Central Energy Plant on the east end of the current Siebel Complex.  The new line will parallel #2 in the native grass, then re-enter the SVGTC just past the right fairway bunker on Hole #2.  Valley Crest Landscape is doing the work.  Please excuse any inconvenience.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Practice Green on # 1 Getting Closer to Completion

We're finally nearing the completion of construction on the new practice green complex on #1.  Irrigation is in and being adjusted.  Bunker floors are being prepared for the Klingstone treatment.  This seals the bottom of the bunkers, preventing soil and rocks from contaminating the sand.  Klingstone was used successfully on all the bunkers at the Siebel Varsity Training Complex.  It is a far superior treatment compared to the old fabric bunker liners.

If all goes well, sod will be installed around the outside of the green on Wednesday 8/15.  The green will then be seeded on Thursday.  Hopes are to be able to open the green and bunkers in mid-October.