Ranked "#7 Among the Top 10 Courses in Washington" by Golf Digest (2007)
Known for its superb, year-round conditioning, Indian Summer Golf & Country Club is among the Northwest's premier, private golf clubs designed for the enjoyment of individuals and families alike. The Peter L. H. Thompson designed golf course is built to rigid, tournament-caliber specifications with magnificent, old-growth forest, and an abundance of water features. Voted "Best of Nike Tour" by players, the course is rated one of the top five toughest courses in the state of Washington. However, with six sets of tees, golfers of every skill level will have a challenging and enjoyable experience round after round.
The maintenance staff will spend the end of June and the first week of July preparing for the Women’s Member Guest tournament. Before every major member event we try to tackle as many detail projects as possible. In the case of the WMG, we will edge cartpaths and bunkers, edge tee and fairway stones, address clubhouse landscape details and of course groom the golf course as much as time permits. You may also have noticed that we are working to raise low sprinklers and valves in the fairways.
We schedule our greens fertilizer, fungicide and sand topdressing applications for the week prior to the tournament. This allows us to avoid maintenance practices that can be disruptive to ball roll the week of the event. Once the sand becomes integrated into the turf canopy of the green, the mower gets re-ground (sharpened) so that we are achieving the best possible cut. We also attempt to fertilizer fairways and tees 3 weeks prior to events so that the fairways are dense and healthy without excessive clippings the week of the event. The greens will be mowed and rolled every day the week of the event.
Unfortunately both of the waterfall pumps failed this spring and we are in the process of removing and rewiring the electric motors. The pump on #2 has been pulled and we have a diver scheduled to assist in the removal of the pump on #3. Once both pumps are pulled they will be sent in for repairs. The rebuild process will take 1 month but possibly longer depending on the extent of the repairs. Have a great summer.
Rick and the Turf Maintenance Team