With the laying of the sod on #10 fairway and tee, as well as the seeding of the remaining areas of rough, substantial completion of the Traver Creek Project has been reached. Substantial completion does not include the cart paths that need to be replaced, the spoil pile to the west of #14 tee and the irrigation system (which has some kinks to be worked out.)
#10 tee ready for sod.
Bentgrass sod being delivered and rolled out on #10 tee.
The tee is taking shape.
After the bentgrass sod was laid out on the tee, the contractors went to work on the bentgrass in the fairway on the front half of the fairway. This area was raised about a foot in order to facilitate drainage. They then put down bluegrass sod around the tee. This is the predominate grass type in our rough. In the next couple of days, the contractors were able to finish grading and seeded everything. Now it will need some time for the grass to germinate and grow.
I am hopeful that this tee and fairway will be open in a couple of weeks, although it may be longer before carts are allowed onto the new fairway section.