Just over a week ago, on Tuesday 12 May 2015, Jacqui and I played the Classic course on the day it reopened after the greens had been tined a week earlier. We were really surprised at how good the greens were.They were a little slow but you could hardly see that work had been done on them.
Yesterday, we played the back 9 of the Master course and the Classic course. As soon as our groups had finished playing the holes the club closed the back 9 of the Master course. They then started tining the greens on these holes. The photo above is of when we finished the Classic and had walked around to the 15th tee. It is the work underway on the 14th green.
In previous years, after the greens had been tined we normally had a load of sand on the greens and they were poor for the next few weeks. This really is not the case this year.
As Jacqui walked home across the newly re-opened front 9 holes of the Master course yesterday afternoon she took some pictures of the 4th and 9th greens. If you Read More you will see how good these greens looked on the day they have been re-opened.
Jacqui and I both believe this is the best piece of green keeping work we have seen in Almerimar in the last 10 years. So well done to the green keepers.
As you would expect, the greens are a little slow at the moment. Lets hope that they speed up a bit as they recover more and we do not lose the grass over the summer.
Read More to see the other photos.