This photo, taken November 4th, shows the first tee at our new Victoria Park Valley Golf Club. We had to leave this section until last, due to ongoing grading work around the proposed clubhouse area. And of course, because we want to open in the spring, sod was the way to go! And this is no ordinary sod: it’s “low-mow” Kentucky Bluegrass. You can see some of the huge rolls of sod sitting on the cart path, and it was interesting to see how it was laid – a tractor type of machine with a big spindle arm picks up the sod from the middle (there’s a big plastic core in the centre of the sod roll) and unrolls it like a carpet. Instant grass. A crew then hand-cuts it to fit, where necessary.
The new golf course is looking spectacular. You can also see the green in the background – ready to putt. That’s Carmine DeCorso standing on the tee… wishing he had a club in his hand!
We’ve also named the three “nines”:
The A9 are “The Lakes”, the B9 are “The Pines”, and the C9 are “The Valley”.