Friday, February 29, 2008

Elk And The Golf Course Not Necessarily a Good Mix.

Wildlife on the golf course is beautiful to look at, but it does have drawbacks from a maintenance point of view. The annual damage that is caused to the course is not only expensive to repair, but highly disruptive towards providing high quality daily conditions. Most of the problems we are dealing with occur from the Deer and Elk and it’s in the form of urine burn, droppings and hoof prints. Great care has been taken to protect areas on the course that damage commonly occurs by installing protective fencing and flashing lights. Even with some of the protective measures some damage still occurs and requires repairs that range from topdressing and rolling to reseeding or soding of areas.

Elk Droppings

Hoof Damage

Urine Burn