ADMIRALS COVE East Course reopened a short time ago and the rough is substantially thicker and longer. Over the past three months, they have increased fertilizing the golf courses to improve plant health. One of the drawbacks of this is rapidly growing turf in addition to thicker and denser turf.
Admirals Cove golf course maintenance professionals state, “we are mowing it as diligently as we can (including adding additional mowers to our normal rotation). It takes seven days to mow the entire rough. Once we have finished this most recent round of mowing, we will lower the mowers by a 1/4”. After completing each mowing, the objective it to reach 2.25-2.50” in height.”
In fact, golf maintenance has been mowing daily while the course was closed. However, due to the summer temperatures and the improved health of the turf, it still grew very rapidly.
The main reasons for having to bring it down so slowly are: 1) So that the turf does not go into shock, and 2) to bring the heights down on one even mowing, it will brown the turf out and would cause damage to the health of the turf.
This type of diligent care by the golf maintenance professionals at Admirals Cove keep this course as one of the premiere golf courses in the United States and host to the U.S. Open qualifier for many years.