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.
Update - Aerification has been moved to March 27th
Turf Maintenance Update - Aerification
Greens aerification is scheduled for the week of March 20th. Normally the weather begins improving in late March and ideally the weather is warm and dry. I have put in my request for bright sunshine, 70 degrees with a 5-8 mph wind from the south. Also, when the greens are dry going into aerification this greatly accelerates the sand drying process. Aerification will be conducted in the same manner as last spring. The tines used will be solid, 5/8th inch diameter. The sand will be applied to the greens prior to punching and once the sand dries the holes are filled by towing a metal drag mat over the surface of the green. This process is followed by rolling to smooth out the lumps and bumps. The aggressive verti-cutter used in the fall will not be used this spring as it slows the healing process. If the weather is not conducive for punching greens, the tees or approaches will be addressed. Fortunately, the verti-drain work on the fairways is still holding and the fairways continue to move water and remain firm despite the ongoing rainfall.
March is a busy month for the turf team…along with aerification, our focus shifts to course details before the grass really gets growing. Details include; green speed and smoothness, bunker edges, cart paths edges, edging yardage markers, sprinkler edging, charging the irrigation system, re-establishing communication with the central computer, addressing sprinkler issues, pruning low hanging branches, training new team members, etc. As of March 1st 2 additional team members were rehired to help with the increasing workload. Just a reminder, daylight savings ends on Sunday March 12th. Here’s to a dry and warm spring, because you all know we have earned it!!
Rick and the Turf Maintenance Team