Valhalla Renovation Starts Drainage Phase April 2012
Roger Meier, Golf Course Superintendent at Valhalla Golf Club, has been busy. Since closing the golf course in August of 2011, he has overseen the reconstruction of all of the greens, practice range, renovation of rough areas, along with adding or renovating 12 bunkers, and the on-going installation of a state of the art irrigation system.
Starting April 9th, Siphon Systems, Inc. will begin the installation of a drainage system designed by Turf Drainage Co. of America. The system was designed with the objective of providing drainage results comparable to what could have been achieved with sand capping the course. The installation of the drainage system will not require the grow-in that would have been necessary with sand capping, and will be accomplished for less than a fourth of the cost.
Sanders’s Construction, famous for their attention to detail in greens construction, rebuilt the greens complexes. The greens will be seeded in T-1 creeping bentgrass. Leibold Irrigation, out of East Dubuque, IL, was chosen to install the Tony Altum irrigation design.
Roger is planning on an opening date in the fall of 2012, and will be looking forward to hosting the 2014 PGA Championship.