Thursday, October 11, 2012

New Forward Tee on #10

With the Traver Creek Project (also see set to start at the end of October, we have begun construction of of new forward tee on #10. When Leslie Park opens back up in April, the front half of #10 fairway will be raised to eliminate drainage issues and re-sodded. Until the fairway is able to sustain play, we will use this new tee as the teeing grounds for all play on this hole. It will be around 220 yards long, but because of the creek running in front of the green, staff still thinks it will play as a par 4.

The new tee is on the right side, just after the beginning of the fairway. We stripped the sod and set it out in the parking lot while we built the tee up. The above picture shows the area after we stripped the sod and leveled out the hill that was there. We have just started to put down fill.

The workmen line up to dump the loads of topsoil.

Getting close.

This is pretty close to the final product.

The teeing surface is painted out and lined up.

Sod was taken from the fairway to lay on the tee.

The rough surrounding the tee got a little dry while in the parking lot, but should pull through.

Laying out the tee.

Now it just needs to grow in. It should be ready to go by April 1st.


Brian Kuehn said...

I may finally be able to birdie #10 from the new tee!

Brian Kuehn said...

Do you have any a good idea what the project will do to the course and the streams/ponds? Any link to proposed plans would be great. Do you think the work will look like the Mallet's creek project that was completed off of Huron Parkway and Washtenaw Avenue?

Scott Spooner said...


You can go to

in order to see more about the project. Once there. click on the "Resouirces" tab to see the proposed renovations. Once done, it will be similar to Mallet's Creek, excepting that it will, of course, be on a golf course.

Brian Kuehn said...