Friday, July 12, 2019

1st Tee Concept Plan

Now that the 1st tee is totally under construction, here is the concept plan for the future 1st tee, putting green and cart staging.  The large underground tank system is for stormwater off of the new patio, cart paths, sidewalks and the cart staging area.  Click on the image for a full screen view.

Monday, July 8, 2019

July 8th Update


Prepping the subgrade for our first of four concrete pool deck pours starting on Tuesday.

Here is a view of the valley on one.  The stakes are the location of the underground water retention system that will collect the storm water off of the new patio and cart staging area.

Speaking of the patio, the water proof membrane is being installed.
More floor tile leading into the breezeway lockers and into each locker room.

The pool house breezeway tile was installed.

All new pool house kitchen appliances were delivered install and many are operational.

The dizzying mechanic room in the pool house is nearly finished.


Installed tile on the spa hot tub.  Inside plaster walls are being sprayed in this week. 
After waiting almost three weeks for our 2nd sod delivery from downstate to arrive, we sodded around the forward tee and the west side of the 9th green bank. 



Saturday, June 15, 2019

Clubhouse Addition Walls, Final Grades and 9 Green Complex Progress

Here is a view from outside the clubhouse addition looking into the hallway.  The pro shop is on the right, simulator backwall on the left and the fitness room in the distance.
This will be a slightly sloped hallway from the hall of history into the new addition.  Simulators left, fitness right.

This was a meeting to discuss final grade measurements, drainage basin styles and locations, min and max final slopes, perimeter drains and logistics.


Starting to backfill and compact the final grades around the new pools.  This week is a cement pouring around the edge of the pools, pool liners start to be installed and maybe by the end of the week pool deck cement starts.
 
The new 9th green, approach and fairway are really looking great!

We installed the green bank sod last week.  

Here is a view from behind 9 green.
We finished installing the new bunker sand in all three bunkers last week.  We'll water and compact them next week to help firm them up.


On Thursday our special tee mix soil arrived and was installed on the forward and back tee.  A final layer of topsoil was added to merge the tee and banks together.  Sodding starts on the forward tee Tuesday, June 18.

Monday, June 3, 2019

Activity All Around

The new 9th green, collar and approach have been sodded.  We used the grass from the putting green and nursery so it would match our other greens.  This hole is on schedule to open the first week of July.

Here is a panoramic view from the new patio.  They started the railing install this past week.

I am standing in the future pro shop looking towards the first hole.

Outside the fitness room windows are stacked pallets of exterior stone for the new clubhouse addition.

The food service window and counter top for the 1/2 way house. 

Looking north are doors for the life guards office, two easy to access restrooms and three pillars near the food service window.

This may look like another pool but it will be the underground stormwater retention system.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Tiles, Spa, Sod and Irrigation

Pool tile samples for the lap, activity, toddler and hot tub spa.  The weekly construction update meeting with our pool consultant on the conference call phone.


Here is the first look at the hot tub spa being poured.

More hot tub smoothing.
                                   
Nine green with two bunkers on the left.  Final green preparation before sodding and flagging the colar edge. 


My sod crew starting on 9 green Wednesday, left to right, Dan, Scott, Jon, John.  The 8th green expansion is so smooth because of their detailed work.
                                   
Irrigation on the new back tee on two.



Saturday, May 11, 2019

9 Green & Tee - 2 Tee - Big Pool House Week


The view from the new forward tee on #9.
Adding the greens mix to the new 9th green.  


Working the grade with the machine on the left and vibratory rolling/compacting with the machine on the right.
Here is the new back tee on #2.  Next week we will get the middle tee finished and start working on the forward tee.  We removed the fescue from behind the 9th tee and sodded the utility path to the left so that area blends into the surrounding fescue.  We'll have these tees open for the Memorial weekend.

 
This is the new kitchen in the pool house.  That window will service the golfers making the turn to 10 tee.


The hot tub spa gets poured on Tuesday the 14th.  

The concrete floors were poured and leveled in the pool house last Monday.


This is the lower 1/2 of the circulating tank for our pool complex.  The top 1/2 is on the left and that crane was massive!

Utility line installation has started.  They tied into the existing 1/2 way house sewer line system Friday morning.  Next week is the water and gas lines followed by electricity, phone, cable and internet. 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Lots of Progress 5/3/19



Here is the south view from on top of the pool house.

On Wednesday and Thursday the precast 2nd floor patio slabs arrived from Grand Rapids and Elmer's crane assisted.

The installation of the precast, I am standing inside the east banquet room.

The pool house is taking more shape with the shakes.

The finished view of the 8th green.  Green bank sod is installed and the bunkers are ready for action.  The view from the 8th green through the cleaned out woods to the east is really impressive.  The large oak behind the green is really showcased now.

My sod team in action and what a great use of our snowmobile trailer! Work smarter not harder.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Vision 2020 April 23rd


This is the location and curved shape of the 12 person hot tub spa showing the drain at the bottom and stone for the subbase. 

Adding backfill and compacting it around the four lane lap pool.  It's almost time to set the pool deck grade!

Here is the lower lap siding on the pool house and above the mid white trim will be shakes. 

The 8th green expansion is open for play.  We will be adding soil to the bunkers and sodding the green bank this week.

The east stairs to the upper patio.

This load is for the storm water holding and drainage system which will be underground below the pool deck.

Another picture of the hot tub spa location looking north.