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Greens Aeration: A Necessary Evil

There are a few times of the year that a golfer dreads most:

1. Winter

2. Spring aeration

3. Autumn aeration

Unfortunately we can’t prevent any of them. They come around every year like . . . well, the seasons.

Over the course of the year, greens and the soil beneath them become very compacted due to the constant mowing and rolling of the greens. This compacting causes the soil to lose the ability to absorb the proper amount of water and air required to keep the greens healthy.

Greens aeration is the process of punching holes in the greens so air and water can reach the roots and help keep the greens healthy for the length of the golf season. Once punched, the holes are filled with sand and take some time to heal. But once they’re healed, the greens begin to thrive and become the immaculate product they’re intended to be.

This year greens aeration for Bradford Creek Golf Course will be Monday - Wednesday, March 26th - 28th. Typically it takes about one day to complete nine holes. During this time, half the course will be closed for play. Monday the front nine will be aerated, followed by the back nine on Tuesday and any unfinished work on Wednesday.

For two weeks after aeration, we’ll have a special $18 rate for 18 holes Monday through Friday and $22 on Saturday and Sunday for everyone while the greens heal up.

As the title suggests this is unfortunately a necessary evil in golf course maintenance.

I appreciate your understanding while we take care of the required maintenance and hope to see you at the course soon!

To make a tee time visit this link, or call the golf shop at 252.329.4653.