Thursday, December 31, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Hello again! It has been awhile since the last blog post and we just wanted to give a little update on the range tee! As many of you have noticed already the range tee has been closed now for quite some time. We had reseeded the top section of the range tee a few weeks ago, and we are all thrilled with how it is looking so far! We planted two different grasses this year a rye grass and a bluegrass blend. We first aerified the top section of the tee to break up the soil and to make some holes for the seed to be planted into. We then over seeded the rye grass, and then strip seeded the bluegrass all throughout the whole tee box. Lastly we dragged in the rye grass that we over seeded earlier. With seeding two different ways we can target a much wider area than just strip seeding row after row. This means more areas will grow in fuller.
Here in the next couple weeks or so we will be starting to have people hit from the mats instead of in the front of the range tee. We usually have the back lower section of the driving range tee open so you can still enjoy hitting from the tee. But we decided this year to close that area off to save it for next year.
We want to thank everyone for staying off the tee so it has a chance to grow. Once this winter is over and the warmer weather comes back we will be more than happy to open the tee back up so you may enjoy the freshly seeded tee box! We also want to thank Tony Bertels for taking the time to help us during this whole process.
Heart of America Golf Course
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Hello! Its been quite a long time since the last time we have posted on here and we are very sorry to everyone that reads these blog posts! We will try to have updates about the course work/projects and some further information regarding the course on here as well. My name is Hunter Hill. and I will be taking over these blog posts! I will try to have a post every two weeks or so, so I hope everyone that wants to learn more about the course reads these and gets a bit more information out of them!! If you see me out on the course feel free to wave me down to ask questions!!
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Many of you who play at Heart of America have been asking when we would mow the native areas down on the river course. I am happy to say that over the last week of November, we have successfully mowed down all of the native areas on the entire property. We had to wait a little longer this fall to mow all of it because some of the lower areas that hold water were still muddy from rain and snow. We plan to do a better job of keeping the native areas under control next season to create a more enjoyable experience for our patrons.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
As some of you have already seen, we finished the renovation of the cool season tee on hole number 9 on the River Course. It was a big project that we have wanted to do for the last couple of years. Although the tee has been completed we have decided to wait to open it until next spring, this will allow the new sod to knit itself into the soil and establish healthy roots before we open it for play.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Sam has been with Orion for nearly three years now and is very familiar with the course. He served as my assistant for two years and has been the equipment manager this past season so he is well rounded in golf maintenance.
I have enjoyed my time here at HOA and I appreciate how great everyone treated me while I was here. I hope that the hard work I put in translated into some form of playability for our faithful patrons.
From myself, my wife Hannah, and my daughter Nicole, I want to say thank you for some great years here at Heart of America Golf Course and I wish the facility, the management, and the patrons well in the future.