Somehow, I managed to squeeze in a couple rounds of golf in the past two weeks, dodging the ever-present rain and intermittent cold. I played Old Trail, then Spring
Creek. Both courses were in amazing shape, considering, but were they ever wet!
I could see my partner’s golf shoes kicking up a spray of water with every step. A high iron to the green would on occasion bury the ball into the soggy dirt. A low, line drive rarely rolled more than a few feet. And, naturally, it was cart path only, meaning longer rounds and lots of walking back and forth, back and forth.
Both courses have amazing greenskeepers. The sand traps were actually playable. The greens were outstanding, despite all the wetness. Good drainage is the key to quality greens.
The fairways at Spring Creek had taken some licks, with lots of big divots missing, but Old Trail’s fairways, with the zoysia grass, were perfect.
It’s calling for more rain this weekend. If it keeps this up, it may well be Cart Paths Only – Forever.