In our continued effort to remain one of the finest public golf courses on the North Shore, the Glencoe Golf Club has started and will continue to create projects that help improve the beauty of the course and its playability.
17th Hole Landscape Project - Completed October 2010
Due to the excessive turf loss on the 17th fairway during the early 2010 golf season we decided to undertake a landscape project. The scope of the project was to minimize future turf damage and enhance the playability of the golf hole.
The project included grading the existing fairway, installation of additional drainage, an introduction of a heartier turf grass and widening of the landing area at the dogleg. The grading and additional drainage eliminated the standing water that in the past was the cause of much turf loss on the fairways. The new turf grass variety that was chosen will have a deep root system which will enable the turf to survive under wet soil conditions.
In addition to restoring the fairway turf surface, we improved the layout of the hole. The landing area for drivers (the dogleg) was expanded to allow a 250 yard straight shot from the back tee box. Several small trees were relocated to the north side of the fairway. This facilitated the expansion of the fairway and will help to discourage golfers from cutting the corner.