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Old 03-04-2020, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by maggie1 View Post
I've been a resident of TV for seven years, and this year I've found the greens on some of the courses to surely have been damaged by other means than overuse. It's difficult to understand why the greens on Yankee Clipper are in top notch condition, while others (Churchhill for example) have large bare spots, and areas that appear to show some type of mold destruction. Are all courses maintained by the same people/company, or is the maintenance farmed out to a variety of golf maintenance businesses? Perhaps the greens keeper at Yankee should be hired to take care of the courses that need some work done.
Yep...absolutely no question about it.

Been playing the championship courses for 10 years now myself and it's boorish to hear an attempted defense of the indefensible (poor conditions of some courses), just because of...blind loyalty to Da Family.

Particularly irksome is giving an opinion of condition(s), if they haven't even played the quite a while.

A number of championship course's greens are still in good shape and a couple, like Tierra and Lopez, with the new strain of grass installed...are absolutely awesome.

While a number of others...are simply abominable.

So there is definitely something besides just "seasonal traffic"...going on.
Old 03-05-2020, 07:40 AM
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Played Palmetto yesterday. Number 1 now has a temporary green in front of the regular one. All the others are mostly green colored dirt. Nothing holds on the greens. Also looks like they are not cutting normally as what grass there is on the greens seemed to be taller than normal.
Old 03-05-2020, 02:47 PM
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We played Palmeto today. Didn't think it was that bad. Hole #1 was terrible, but none of the rest.
Old 03-09-2020, 09:02 AM
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Baseline GC is in great shape. Evidently they fertilize🤷*♀️
Old 03-09-2020, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by BettyBoop1952 View Post
Baseline GC is in great shape. Evidently they fertilize*♀️
Old 03-10-2020, 06:54 AM
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Agree but not nearly close to half price.
Old 03-11-2020, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MrGolf View Post
Played Palmetto yesterday and the greens are in terrible condition. Very similar to Sweetgum which is now closed and Mangrove which is on the verge. A trend is developing here which is not a good one. In comparison to other exec courses south of 466 these three fit into the bottom 10% in terms of course, and specifically green conditioning. The course supervisor needs to own up to why they are this bad.
Dear wise and knowledgeable people: please help me understand. If we, the people, own the executive courses by way of the CDDs and our amenity payments, don't we deserve explanations beyond reports of course closings? Here's a post I submitted to the District. Maybe if enough of us raise the issue some information will be forthcoming.

[If we, the property owners, are virtual owners (like shareholders) of the executive courses, by way of CDDs, shouldn't we be getting explanations about course conditions -- more than just being told when some are being closed? [/I]

I don't remember reading anything from the new executive golf director hired last year since his introduction. If you want owners and golfers to stop complaining about course conditions, be transparent. Explain what and why and how. We are intelligent people and may understand, or at least have empathy.
Old 03-12-2020, 07:05 AM
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The greens at Pimlico and Churchill Greens are in bad shape and Belmont is closed. Yankee Clipper is in awesome shape. Love that course. Nancy Lopez was in great shape yesterday.
Old 03-12-2020, 08:02 AM
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The leaders of the Villages should be ashamed.If we kept our property up in the same manner they keep the Execs we would be cited by community standards
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:09 AM
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People are mixing up the COUNTRY CLUB with the golf COURSES.
Old 03-13-2020, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by jarodrig View Post
Hacienda is NOT closed !! Where does this BS come from ??? 😱
No BS just bad reading skills
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by wsachs View Post
The greens at Pimlico and Churchill Greens are in bad shape and Belmont is closed.
You seem very knowledgeable about The Villages golf courses.
Do you know how long Belmont is going to be closed?
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Old 03-13-2020, 12:08 PM
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Annual event.

Some course come out of January & February is bad shape.

Amazing volume hit these courses.

Next Annual event.................course conditions improve.

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Old 03-14-2020, 05:47 AM
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I heard yesterday that the plan is to close Palmetto as early as next week for “maintenance “ reasons, leaving only Mangrove in the Big Cypress properties. Open for play. No word yet on the soil testing completed at Sweetgum or any timetable for reopening.
Old 03-14-2020, 07:40 AM
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Palmetto greens were damaged(by Maint.) the same time as Sweetgum. They closed Sweetgum, but tried to save Palmetto. They're now closing Palmetto for the last 2 weeks of this month.
And I agree with Gracie, except add "wheels" onto her feet comment.
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