Around 5:00 pm today a storm hit the Tristate leaving roughly 100,000 homes and businesses without power. The golf course and grounds at Hyde Park were not spared from the 50mph gusts that occurred. A large tree in the parking lot fell and struck the platform tennis courts. The removal of the tree will commence tomorrow. The golf course held up relatively well with roughly 6 trees that were lost mainly along wood and property lines. However, there is a tremendous debris across the golf course that will need to be clean-up on Saturday to make the golf course safe and playable. The tennis area has a series of windscreens that are damaged along with a tremendous debris down.
The Grounds staff is currently working on:
Cleaning debris in the parking lots
Trouble shooting the irrigation communication system to get back online
Scheduling of contractors for large tree removal
With the large amount of debris spread across the entire property of Hyde Park the Golf course and tennis facility will be closed tonight and tomorrow morning. We are hoping to have the course ready for play in the afternoon. We will reevaluate an opening time at 11:00am once the debris is removed and the course is safe to play.
Information will be sent via email, through the Proshop and via twitter pobrienhpgcc.