Tuesday – February 19, 2019

Good morning,

It’s a chilly start to the day but we are frost free on putting surfaces! The golf courses remain very wet from the recent rains, so we will continue as Cart Path Only. We hope to see you on the course today!

River Course

Tee Times: Odd Lots shotgun on holes #18 and #1 at 9:30 am. Tee times resume off #1 at 10:40 am.

Pin: #3

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, mowing greens, topdressing greens, raking bunkers, spraying pre and post emergent for grassy weeds, sod prep on left side of #7 green complex

Plantation Course

Tee Times: 9:00 am off #1

Pin: #1

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, mowing greens, topdressing greens, raking bunkers, trimming natural areas

Woods Course

Just 10 days away from our Spring Opening!

Monday – February 18, 2019

Good morning Kingsmill!

It’s a little wet out on the golf courses after nearly 2″ of rain has fallen the past few days. We will be Cart Path Only, please keep all four tires on the paths and use caution with push carts today.

River Course

Tee Times: 9:00 am off #1

Pin: #2

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, pumping out and raking bunkers

Plantation Course

Tee Times: 9:00 am off #1

Pin: #3

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, pumping out and raking bunkers

Woods Course

Just 11 days until our Spring Opening!

Sunday – February 17, 2019

Good Morning Kingsmill,

We do have a frost delay this morning. The putting green will open at 9:30 AM with Tee Times for River and Plantation starting at 10:00 AM. We will be Cart Path Only today and ask for your help to protect the golf courses by keeping all four tires on the path and using caution with push carts. Have a wonderful day!

River Course

Tee Times: 10:00 am off #1

Pin: #2

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, blowing greens, raking bunkers

Plantation Course

Tee Times: 10:00 am off #1

Pin: #3

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, blowing greens

Woods Course

Just 12 short days until our Spring Opening!

Saturday – February 16, 2019

Good Morning Kingsmill,

There is time to squeeze a little golf in before the rain later today.

See some of the highlights below from Tom Clark’s site visit to our Woods Course.

River Course

Tee Times: 9:00 am off #1

Pin: #2

Carts: 90 degrees (#4 and #6 Cart Path Only)

Course set-up, blowing greens

Plantation Course

Tee Times: 9:00 am off #1

Pin: #3

Carts: 90 degrees (#7 and #8 Cart Path Only)

Course set-up, blowing greens

Woods Course

Just 13 short days until our Spring Opening!

We had a wonderful day yesterday with Golf Course Architect Tom Clark. We spent the day evaluating the Woods Course in great detail. Our number one objective was to identify fairway and green surround areas that will be reclaimed to enhance the golf experience. It is inevitable that golf courses change over time. However, simple changes to our height of of cuts and the areas that we mow can quickly bring back the original design intent.

Other Topics:

•We looked at different teeing options and the opportunity to improve the experience for our higher handicap golfers on the most challenging holes. We look forward to trying a few of these out this year.

•We looked at long term options to lengthen hole #7 for our championship tee players.

•We evaluated the work completed in our native areas this winter and the positive impact that this will have on the golf experience. We identified additional opportunities for future work in our native areas that will further enhance the golf experience and potentially improve the pace of play.

•We discussed the many drainage challenges that exist in out of play areas and potential remediation techniques.

•We looked at our Woods Course practice facility in great detail with the objective of creating short game opportunities and what changes would potentially have to be made to eliminate use limited flight balls on this range.

•We discussed and evaluated the work completed in bunkers this winter. We have reworked the drainage and added sand to our most poorly drained bunkers. This will limit the need for pumping standing water out of bunkers after heavy rains and improve the golf experience.

All in all it was a great day and it was a privilege for me to to experience the excitement and love that Mr. Clark has for our Woods Course. He can’t wait to play our Woods Course this year!

Friday – February 15, 2019

Good morning Kingsmill!

For the second Friday in a row, we will have some great weather for golf! Come on out and get a round in! We will have 90 degree cart rules today – with a few exceptions in out wetter and shadier areas.

River Course

Tee Times: 9:00 am off #1

Pin: #2

Carts: 90 degrees (#4 and #6 Cart Path Only)

Course set-up, mowing greens, raking bunkers, sod prep on #7 greens complex, spraying pre and post emergent application for grassy weeds

Plantation Course

Tee Times: 9:00 am off #1

Pin: #3

Carts: 90 degrees (#7 and #8 Cart Path Only)

Course set-up, rolling greens, raking bunkers, course clean-up

Woods Course

Just 14 days until our Spring Opening! We are excited to have Tom Clark on property today. He will be adjusting mow lines on fairways and green surrounds, along with providing some valuable insight on the layout of the golf course.

Thursday – February 14, 2019

Good morning,

Just the slightest frost on putting surfaces this morning will cause a brief delay in tee times. Before long, it will be a beautiful day! Hope to see you out on the golf courses!

River Course

Tee Times: 9:45 off #1

Pin: #1

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, rolling greens, blowing playing surfaces, spraying pre and post emergent for weeds on Bermuda grass

Plantation Course

Tee Times: 9:45 am off #1

Pin: #3

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, mowing greens, raking bunkers, blowing playing surfaces, course clean-up

Woods Course

Only 15 days until our Spring Opening! Stay tuned for sneak peaks of the all the work completed this Winter on our Woods Course.

Wednesday – February 13, 2019

Good morning,

The sun is coming up and we will have some warmer weather over the next few days! We received an additional .25″ of rain since our post yesterday and will continue with Cart Path Only today. Have a wonderful day!

River Course

Tee Times: 9:00 am off #1

Pin: #3

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, rolling greens, raking bunkers, blowing playing surfaces

Plantation Course

Tee Times: 9:00 am off #1

Pin: #2

Carts: Cart Path Only

Course set-up, rolling greens, blowing playing surfaces, course clean-up

Woods Course

Only 16 days until our Spring Opening! Stay tuned for sneak peaks of the all the work completed this Winter on our Woods Course.