In its constant search for excellence, Salobre Golf Resort is currently working on a master plan developed by the renowned designer Mr. David Williams, in which Surtec participates as technical support assisting the property, while developing a comprehensive agronomic planning and a global project of efficiency and optimization in water management.
Given the climatic variability that a golf course faces during the year, it is vital to have a healthy and vigorous turfgrass cover that develops in optimal conditions, so that it can thrive without problems throughout the whole year. In this context, the Real Sociedad de Golf de Neguri commissioned Surtec the development of a technical audit of its greens.
We could not be happier to have returned to Colombia to conduct the course “water movement through soil in golf courses”, organized by the Colombian Golf Federation and held in the renown Carmel Country Club de Bogotá. The course was a complete success with a large turnout and it has meant a unique and incomparable experience to us.
Last June we visited one of the leading golf courses at the Costa del Sol, the Real Club de Golf Las Brisas, to perform a comprehensive irrigation audit. The visit was carried out during the course maintenance week to not disturb the members while playing. Now it is time to work on an action plan that will be mainly focused on improvements in the pump station.
Due to frequent torrential rainfall events in this part of the world, and the inability of the existing infrastructure to drain and evacuate water effectively, Mijas Golf entrusted us the job to undertake a project for the renovation the lakes’ hydraulic infrastructure to improve the golf course resilience against flooding.
We participate in the members Annual General Meeting at El Paraíso Golf Club, to explain them our vision and the rationale behind current decisions that are made, and future to be made, regarding golf agronomy and golf course renovations.
The dominance of poa annua in greens that were originally seeded with bentgrass happens frequently. In order to revert this situation, an obvious option is Interseeding. Here, you will find out why we are implementing this methodology in La Peñaza, and the keys for post-maintenance works and success.
We went through the key points for a successful turf reduction strategy that allows for a reduction of the total irrigated area while improving the quality of the golf course and the golfer experience. All these, in a AEGG (Spanish Association of Club Managers) masterclass, where four members of the AEdG (Spanish association of Greenkeepers), contributed with their experience and vision in the matter.
We visit La Finca Golf Resort to carry out our annual “Green Playability Program” and evaluate green performance. This program includes the evaluation of key parameters, such as organic matter content by depth. soil nutrient analysis, green speed, green firmness, soil moisture, smoothness and trueness.
We review the most important aspects for selecting the right bunker sand at the first edition of the Master Corner arranged by the Spanish Association of Greenkeepers.