Rough Management Programme

Published: 28th October 2016

The Committee have decided to undertake a programme of works on the management of the rough on both courses.

Due to warmer, wetter conditions over the past few years, there has been an invasion of heavy broadleaf grasses within the natural fescue rough, causing issues with both pace of play and enjoyment.

As a result, the Club has taken advice from our agronomist on how best to deal with the issue and there will be work on both courses to improve this situation.

 

In the first instance Members will notice a fair amount of cutting back of the existing rough. Some of the areas cut will be kept at semi-rough height, whilst other areas will be sprayed, overseeded and encouraged to go back to natural fescues.

It is important to clarify that we will take every effort to protect the wild orchids and cowslips in the rough that are one of the more enjoyable features on the courses.

More information will be available as the programme progresses but members will see some immediate action in terms of cutting.