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Old 05-31-2017, 01:24 PM
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Played Bonita last week and Redfish Run today. They are both in pretty terrible condition. I understand that the three courses in that area were all closed last summer for renovation or maintenance. I can't imagine what was done to them, but whatever it was didn't help. If a course is closed for some reason for an extended period of time, it should be pristine when it reopens. Neither of these are anywhere close to pristine. Greens are slow and bumpy and inconsistent from green to green. Some greens have bare spots that look like alligator skin. There are holes and bare spots within five feet of the greens. A few of the tees were completely gone.

I understand that we having a bit of a drought, but there is no reason that these greens and surrounding areas should be like this.
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Would be a good question to asK: eric.vangorder@districtgov.org,
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I played Redfish Run yesterday afternoon and thought it was
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You must be comparing it to the other golf courses north of 466A. I think that a lot of us have had our standards lowered by the deplorable condition of most of these golf courses. Either that or some of us have never played a course in good condition.

I played Truman and Roosevelt yesterday. Those along with Volusia are in reasonable shape.
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If you only knew the struggles of maintaining executive courses in the Villages you wouldn't complain.
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If you only knew the struggles of maintaining executive courses in the Villages you wouldn't complain.
I assume you mean ball marks, few rake traps, few fill divots and lots and lots of play by both experienced golfers and new golfers. Perhaps these are the struggles?
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If you only knew the struggles of maintaining executive courses in the Villages you wouldn't complain.
This being your first post, and although I don't play the executives so don't really have a dog in this fight, maybe it would still be a good idea if you could use your second post...to give a synopsis of such "struggles?"
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If you only knew the struggles of maintaining executive courses in the Villages you wouldn't complain.
Give us a hint !!!
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Not enough water, dirty water for irrigation, bad soils, nematodes, more play than anywhere in the world, noise ordinance restrictions that give you about an hour to get the course ready, golfers mad or yelling at you when try to work during play. Just things I observed when working in the past at The Villages. A tough and thankless job from what I've seen
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