It would appear that the last winter storm is finally over…in mid-April. We are starting to put down asphalt milling on the back nine again, from 14 fairway though the 16 tee area. This will be a great improvement. All the tees have been blown off and we will be verti-cutting them too. All the tee markers have been stained and painted, along with the benches.
We will have our Mother’s Day Special again on May 13. Mothers play for free, with a paying golfer.
We will be planting switch grass along the creek that runs through the golf course. It is a native perennial grass that can have roots grow as deep as six feet. We have had over eight people from the DEQ, Grand Valley State University and Allegan Soil Conservation visit our area during the off season.
The Golf Fee for Sandy Pines members will remain the same, $3 per each nine. Associate member green fees will increase to $5 per each nine. The junior rate will remain the same at $5 per nine. Cart rental fees will be going up $2 per eighteen.
Here are some of the important dates for the 2018 golf season:
Karaoke: June 22, July 21 and August 4–starts at 7 pm with food beginning at 5 pm.
Junior Golf League Program: June 20 and 27, July 11, 18, 25 and August 1–starts at 8:30 am.
Father/Child outing: June 24–Back nine starts at 4 pm.
Mother /Child outing: July 15–Back nine starts at 4 pm.
Member/Guest outing: June 16–starts at 8:30 am goes until 2 pm. $35 for members and $40 for guests. 18 Hole event, includes food and prizes.
Couples Invitational: August 18–starts at 8:30 am and goes until 2 pm. $35 for Sandy Pines members and $40 for public players.
We hope everyone had a great winter. We look forward to having a fun filled season and seeing everyone at the course soon.