Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Golf Course Update

The renovation project is nearing completion and will be ready to play in November. There is much going on across the golf course and grounds. Tennis is winding down, and the clay courts will be closed very soon ushering in the platform tennis season. Deeptine aeration of the greens, a less invasive process will begin in the month of November, pending weather and turf conditions. Please stay tuned for specific dates.


Other Iniiatives on the golf course include:

  • The addition of green drainage on holes 3,5,14 and 15. Each green takes about 2 days to complete and will be open for play the next day it is complete.
  • Fall flowers are being planted across the club. Mary and Diane are working diligently planting tulip bulbs for the spring bloom
  • Fall leaf clean-up
  • Zoysia grass conversion of approaches
  • Tree planting at the platform tennis area
  • Fan installation on the 3rd green to improve health of this green site
  • Practice area will go to mats only soon to encourage recovery

For more information on these other initiatives on the grounds please follow us on twitter @pobriehpgcc or the Grounds Blog www.hydeparkgolfandcountryclub.com


Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent


Monday, October 14, 2013

Renovation of 13 week-4

The works continues on 13 at an excellent pace. To date, all of the bunkers have been shaped and drainage is being installed in the first bunkers. Irrigation is being installed and all the tee construction is complete. Roughly 65 percent of the work is complete. With the hope of dry weather conditions, the project is still on target to finish the week of October of 28th and shortly thereafter opening depending on the rooting of the sod to ensure safety on the steep slopes.

Remaining work includes; irrigation installation, remaining drainage in bunkers, paving of cart path and grassing of rough and fairway areas.

The Hyde Park Grounds staff has done a terrific job aiding in the construction while preparing the golf course for regular play.

For the latest on the renovation please follow us on twitter @pobrienhpgcc or follow the Grounds Blog.


Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent


Monday, October 7, 2013

Renovation 13 Week 3-

With almost 4 inches of rain over the weekend the work has paused but will be back in full swing very soon. Golf Course architect Tim Liddy has been very pleased with the progress of both HP staff and Course Crafters. Tim has made a couple tweaks to the design, most significantly placing the forward tee close to the position where it was prior to the shift 3 years ago. The existing forward tee will remain.

To date, the following work has been completed:

  • Shaping of the first 4 bunkers
  • Fairway lines are taking shape
  • Drainage out-falls and catch basins being placed
  • Haul roads in the bottom of 12 have been seeded (please stay out of these areas that are roped off)

In addition, the high rough areas behind 12 green, right of 13 green and right of 13 fairway near 12 tee have been sprayed with an herbicide and seeded to a fine leaf fescue that will still pose a challenge while allowing some playability. These areas were seeded late, and will take a season to mature.

- HP Staff, Seeding fine leaf fescue near 12 tee-

Modifications to irrigation system on 13 will begin shortly

Bunkers taking shape-

A few reminders:

  • Please remain on the cart path on 13
  • Follow signs and please stay out of newly seeded areas
  • Please fill divots on 13 fairway at temporary teeing area

If the weather continues to be accommodating the project is scheduled to finish in 2 weeks, shortly thereafter the hole will open to cart path only.

If there are any questions please do not hesitate to contact me grounds@hydeparkcc.com?


Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent