Saturday – September 19, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

The Golf Course Maintenance Team put a tremendous effort into bunker repairs yesterday. 80 man hours went into pumping out water, removing silt and raking. The Team was here from sun up to sun down. All bunkers at the Woods were pumped and repaired leaving just #8-18 to rake this morning. On the River holes #1-11 were completed leaving just seven holes to complete before moving over to Plantation for some more fun! We hope you have a great round today. Please remember that the golf courses are still very wet.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times: 7:40 AM Tee Times off #1, 12:30 Full Course Shotgun

Pin:  #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags Unavailable

Course Set-up, mowing greens, repairing & raking bunkers #12-18.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  7:50 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #2

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags Unavailable

Course Set-up, mowing greens, repairing bunkers.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1, 9:00 AM Shotgun on holes 10-18 One Day Member-Guest

Pin: Tournament Pin Sheet

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags Unavailable

Course Set-up, mowing greens, rolling greens, raking bunkers #8-18, course cleanup.

Friday – September 18, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

The rain is moving out earlier than expected. We received just over 3.0″ of rain with the system. Bunkers are washed out – meaning the sand is moved from the face of the bunker to the center of the bunker. Often mixed with silt and covering the drainage. This happens during very heavy rains. We have begun pumping out water, removing silt, and moving sand back onto the bunker faces. This process will take 2-3 days to complete on all three courses.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times: 8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin:  #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only

Course Set-up, mowing greens, repairing bunkers.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only

Course Set-up, mowing greens.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:30 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #2

Carts:  Cart Path Only

Course Set-up, mowing greens, repairing bunkers.

Thursday – September 17, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

Rain is likely today, mainly after 11:00 AM. The remnants of Hurricane Sally are heading our way with 3-6″ of rain forecasted for most of the area. We are out in full force this morning mowing as much as possible before the rain begins. The primary rough on all 54 holes has been mowed this week and many holes are being cut again. Lowering the height of cut on primary rough to 1.75″ is 100% for playability. As expected this came with some scalping that will green back up quickly.

Grab your raincoat and we will see you out there!

River Course

Tee Times: 8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin:  #3

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, mowing fairways, mowing rough, blowing and vacuuming clippings.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #1

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, raking bunkers, mowing rough, blowing clippings.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1 – KLGA 9

Pin: #2

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, raking bunkers, mowing rough, blowing clippings.

Wednesday – September 16, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

Another cool morning, sunny skies, and an afternoon high of 76 degrees. That sounds like a beautiful day!

We are working hard to mow and cleanup as much rough as possible ahead of the rains that are forecasted for the end of the week. We definitely do not need the additional 3 to 5″ of rain that are currently forecasted. The remnants of Hurricane Sally are set to arrive Thursday afternoon. We are really hoping for the rain to stay south of Williamsburg!

Enjoy this beautiful day.

River Course

Tee Times: 8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin:  #2

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, checking bunkers, mowing rough, blowing and vacuuming clippings.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #3

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, raking bunkers, mowing fairways, mowing rough, blowing clippings.

Woods Course

Course Closed

Mowing greens, spraying greens, mowing fairways, mowing rough, blowing clippings.

Tuesday – September 15, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

Today should be a real treat for those that enjoy Fall weather. It is currently just 60 degrees with temperatures only climbing into the mid 70’s this afternoon.

We are taking full advantage of another dry day to mow as much rough as possible on all three courses. We are mowing at 1.75″ again this week to help improve playability. We are sacrificing aesthetics slightly as we push to improve the golf experience. It is very frustrating to lose your golf ball just a few feet off the fairway!

The turf vacuum broke a drive belt yesterday morning. We did not get as many clippings cleaned up as planned. It will be repaired and back in action later today.

Have a Great Day!

River Course

Tee Times: 8:00 AM Tee Times off #1, 8:30 AM Shotgun holes 16-18,1.

Pin:  #1

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, spraying greens, raking bunkers, mowing rough, blowing and vacuuming clippings.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #3

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, mowing rough, blowing clippings.

Woods Course

Course Closed

Mowing rough, blowing clippings.

Monday – September 14, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

It is a beautiful day! Our Team is preparing the River and Plantation Courses for play this morning. We are also mowing rough on all three courses. We are able to mow 5-6 holes of primary rough per day – per course. All three courses will be cut at 1.75″ this week which will produce a lot of clippings. We are working to clean and vacuum these clippings as quickly as possible.

Have a Great Day!

River Course

Tee Times: 8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin:  #3

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, mowing tees, mowing rough, blowing and vacuuming clippings, irrigation repairs on #11.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #2

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, spraying greens, mowing/edging/raking bunkers, mowing rough, blowing clippings, irrigation repairs on #11 and #16.

Woods Course

Course Closed

Sunday – September 13, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

If you haven’t been outside yet this morning – you are missing a gorgeous start to the day!

We are preparing for the Couples Championship this morning at the Woods Course.

In addition to morning course preparations ahead of play we are continuing with rough mowing today.

Happy Sunday!

River Course

Tee Times: 8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin:  #2

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, mowing rough, blowing and vacuuming clippings, irrigation repairs on #11.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #2

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, mowing/edging/raking bunkers, mowing rough, blowing clippings, irrigation repairs on #11 and #16.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  9:00 Shotgun – Couples Championship

Pin: #1

Carts:  90 degree rule

Course Set-up, mowing greens, raking bunkers, mowing tees, mowing rough, blowing clippings.

Saturday – September 12, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

We have received 0.40″ of rain since yesterday morning. We will remain Cart Path Only today. We look forward to a partly sunny day with a high of 77 degrees.

We continue with rough mowing on all three courses today and we will be working on irrigation repairs.

Have a great Saturday.

River Course

Tee Times: 8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin:  #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags Available

Course Set-up, mowing greens, spraying greens, mowing rough, blowing and vacuuming clippings, irrigation repairs on #11.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags Available

Course Set-up, mowing greens, mowing/edging/raking bunkers, mowing rough, blowing clippings, irrigation repairs on #11 and #16.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:30 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only – Flags Available

Course Set-up, mowing greens, raking bunkers, mowing tees, mowing rough, blowing clippings.

🇺🇸 Friday – September 11, 2020 🇺🇸

Good Morning Kingsmill,

After over 4″ of rain midweek we have caught a break in the weather. Our Team is taking full advantage of the opportunity to prep all 3 courses for play. Although it is very wet on the golf courses we have begun mowing rough. We will be mowing rough through the weekend – working towards catching up. We lowered our primary rough height of cut by 1/4″ this week. This is 100% for playability and not at all beneficial for the turf. This will equal more clippings for cleanup.

We will also be working on irrigation leaks on River 11 and Plantation 16 this weekend.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times: 8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin:  #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only

Course Set-up, mowing greens, repairing and raking bunkers, mowing rough, blowing and vacuuming clippings.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only

Course Set-up, mowing greens, mowing rough.

Woods Course

Tee Times:  8:30 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only

Course Set-up, mowing greens, spraying greens, repairing and raking bunkers, mowing rough.

Thursday – September 10, 2020

Good Morning Kingsmill,

WOW! In true 2020 fashion we have received 4.00″ of rain! We were unable to mow at all yesterday and remain hopeful that we can begin to mow later today. We were starting to catch up on roughs but this could set us back.

We are spraying Plantation greens this morning. The application contains a wetting agent / penetrating surfactant that helps to increase the rate at which water can penetrate the greens surface. It simply helps move water through the thatch and soil profile. It may seem odd after all of this rain but you will see the sprinklers running on greens for 3 minutes immediately after they are sprayed. This is to move the surfactant off of the leaf blades and into the thatch.

The River / Plantation Practice Range will be closed today from 12:00 – 3:00 PM for weekly maintenance.

Have a great day.

River Course

Tee Times: 8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin:  #3

Carts:  Cart Path Only

Course Set-up, roll greens, debris cleanup.

Plantation Course

Tee Times:  8:00 AM Tee Times off #1

Pin: #1

Carts:  Cart Path Only

Course Set-up, mowing greens, spraying greens, bunker repairs and raking, debris cleanup.

Woods Course

Course Closed Today