Allister MacKenzie

“A golf course should be made interesting and a good test of golf by the tilt of the greens and the character of the undulations.”

Monday, June 16, 2014

View From Above

We are now 6 weeks into drought restrictions at Pasatiempo Golf Club.  This continues to be a huge learning experience for the staff at Pasatiempo and we continue to modify our approach to irrigation.  Recently we significantly reduced the amount of water in the roughs and reallocated it to the fairways.  Our goal is to maintain the existing turf in the fairways and fill in some of our weaker areas in the landing zones. 

Hopefully many of you had an opportunity to watch the United State Open Championship this past weekend.  The conditions at Pinehurst show the playability of the golf course does not always correspond to the aesthetics.  There seems to be a shift in golf course conditioning and restoration.  The Championship at Pinehurst may be the beginning of a much needed change in our perception of what a well maintained golf course really is.  Next year we will most likely see similar conditions when Chambers Bay plays host to the 115th U.S. Open Championship.  

Last month we started documenting the golf course from above with a drone.  Below are pictures from today showing the current state of the golf course.  

1 comment:

  1. Course looks great! Hopefully the rains will return soon!