Turf Blog

The Hershey Country Club turf blog is to intended to inform and educate our guests and membership of the Hershey Country Club. Through the information provided, the turf maintenance team will aim to offer insight on current happenings at the East, West, and Spring Creek golf courses through out the year. We will keep this blog updated with any current turf maintenance practices, long term projects, and many other topics involving the maintenance of the golf courses.

We are starting a rough aerfication and seeding project to enhance the rough on the golf courses.
The new putting green was seeded with 007 bent grass on Friday 8/30. Open the post for pictures.
Drainage installation is finishing up. Root zone mix is being added to the cavity. There is a 4 inch gravel layer over the drainage pipe followed by 10-12 inches of sand/peat root zone mix. Open the post to see pictures.
Day 4 included the start of drainage installation in the green cavity and 4 inches of pea gravel. Day 5 was the start of root-zone mix being added before being rained out mid morning. Pictures are included inside the post.
Day 3 - Start some irrigation work and finish the sub-grade. Open the article for some pictures.
Day 2 - The sub-grade of the new green starts to take shape. Outside drainage and catch basins are installed. Open the article for pictures.
Day 1 - Layout of green and started shaping the sub-grade. Pictures inside the article.
As we move into the heart of the golf season, the turf team wanted to engage the membership about what to expect on the golf course.
A project that the wet weather prevented us from finishing in the fall was sodding all the temporary cart paths used to get around the new fairway sod last fall.
Welcome to the 2019 golf season!
The sod project wrapped up on Friday morning. Open the article to find out how many rolls we put out!
Sod prep has begun to repair all of the flood damaged turf on the West Course.
Why is the rough a little longer than normal?
Check out our newest equipment addition, a Turf Fan.
Click on this post and you will find a quick video that talks about syringing greens at HCC and a video from the USGA that discusses syringing greens and the purpose.
The Spring of 2018 will go down as one of the colder starts to a golfing season in recent history.
Check out this video that describes our new Australian Style Bunker raking and how you can help keep our bunkers in perfect condition.
Open the article to see drone pictures of the bunker Project
If you have been out to the range recently, you might have noticed some working going on in the landing of the driving range. The turf maintenance team is in the process of constructing bunkers around the target greens.
I hope everybody is having an enjoyable winter. During this winter there have been many extreme temperature swings which has created a rather inconsistent pattern for golf and course conditions.