I wanted to get more into the details for those that are following the renovation. I will not make all of the updates like this but I hope you enjoy the details.
As the golf course project goes into the middle of April some milestones have been met. All eighteen greens, the practice putting green and the greens complex for the practice short game area have been shaped.
The major excavating for the new pond on fifteen and the hauling of the dirt to the range has been completed. The majority of these hauls are for the new driving range but some other holes have received help from that dig. The concrete pipe and structures connecting the existing pond on sixteen to the new pond is over half complete.
Drainage of the identified problem areas is progressing with holes fifteen, seventeen, eighteen, and the range remaining.
Irrigation mainlines have started to go in the ground starting on the West side of the course and nearing the new location for our new pump station. The seven road crossings have been completed. Irrigation head locations have been spotted in the field for holes eleven through fourteen.
Drainage pipe for holes Thirteen and fourteen has been laid in the greens wells. The choker layer of rock is in play on fourteen and the rock is also on thirteen awaiting grading and compaction. Some of the greens mix has started to be delivered with many more loads to come.
Grassing is on schedule for the middle of May. The Fairways will be sprigged with Tif Tuf, The greens will be sprigged with Tif Eagle, and the bunker faces will be sodded with Zorro Zoysia. The bottom of the bunkers are going to be at a 2-3% slope eliminating the flashing of sand faces. This has been an issue throughout the years and will speed recovery to playability after rain events.
Cart paths have been routed on the course and should be continuous. They will be a blend of old and new. Paired with the new GPS on the carts this will allow the course to open much quicker after rain events.
The clubhouse, breezeway, and cart barn have been re-roofed with the cupola removed from the clubhouse roofline. The cart barn has been painted with the new color scheme refreshing the eighty’s look to a clean modern feel.
The breezeway is now a pedestrian only area with a planter at each end to restrict cart traffic. The cart traffic will now flow around either side of the building making for a more affient and safer flow.
Clubhouse gutting was completed and the new layout is coming along with more retail area in the pro-shop. Doorways flowing traffic between the dining area and pro-shop have been widened to help with flow. Bathrooms were enlarged and reconfigured to house handicap facilities in both the men’s and ladies rooms.
The dining area has been expanded out to the edge of the existing eaves proving additional indoor seating. All the windows are being replace with built in place store front units providing improved views of the golf course.
Supply chain issues are causing pain in some areas and we are waiting on materials for both the golf course, cart barn and clubhouse. We have addressed issues where possible to keep things moving. Some materials are specific and we are doing are best to work around until available.
A project of this size and scope is always challenging and has been made more so by escalating pricing which occurred during each milestone (approval, bid, contract, and mobilization). We are addressing unforeseen issues as they arise and will get the best possible product in the end.
Copyright © 2022 Cypress Lakes Homeowners Assn of St. Johns, Inc. Unit 3 - All Rights Reserved.