The Whistler Golf Club has entered Phase 2 of it’s green renovation project. We will be resurfacing all our greens with 007 Bent Grass for the 2012 season with an anticipated opening date of the third week of May. (see video below for an overview of the project to date)
“The snow clearing phase of the project was definitely a challenge. We had 6 feet of snow in a week that kept us busy. We actually ended up clearing every green 5 times and lost count of how many times we cleared the cart paths. But we’ve turned the corner hopefully on winter and we are excited to get to Phase 2 which is the removal of the old turf. Phase 3, the install of the new bent grass, won’t be far behind.”- Dave Gottselig, Golf Course Superintendent
“The purpose of this renovation is to provide the best putting surfaces possible for our guests. However it is also very important that our turf is strong enough to handle being under snow and ice during the winter. There are no guarantees when dealing with mother nature but the 007 bent grass has shown it handles snow and ice very well when maintained properly”- Alan Kristmanson, General Manager.