Modern Turf just completed the replacement of bentrgass with MiniVerde Ultradwarf at Mill Creek, just one more major upgrade since the club completed the remodeling of its clubhouse this spring.
So, if you’re wondering what actually happens as a golf course installs new greens, here’s the basic order of what we did at Mill Creek:
• Kill all the greens, including chipping and putting greens.
• Verticut all the greens in opposite directions
• Scalp the greens so we can remove as much of the remaining grass as possible
• Aerify, using a 5/8 tine
• Top dress, using an 80-20 mix
• Aerify the other direction
• Sprig the new MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermuda grass down to get it started growing.
If that sounds like a lot of work to you, you’re right! But Modern Turf has helped dozens of the top courses in our nation make the switch, and without exception, they are all glad they did. The new greens are easier to care for, even more delightful to play on, and will ultimately help any course’s budget long-term.
Some of the courses we have done greens replacement on are historic, built in the early 20th century – and some were built more recently, like Mill Creek. Mill Creek was built in 1995. The course features hilly terrain, beautiful tree-lined fairways, and a bit of water to keep things interesting for any golfer.
If you’re in the Mebane, NC area, be sure to visit so you can see first-hand why MiniVerde Ultradwarf is a hit with golfers and golf courses everywhere. If you’d like to get information on golf turf or any of our other turf products, just ask.