|Fairway Grass Type||Bluegrass|
|Greens Grass Type||Bent Grass|
*Red=100 yards; White=150 yards & Blue=200 yards
Casual attire is preferred. Shirts and shoes must be worn at all times. Only non-metal spikes are permitted.
Pottawatomie Golf Course is ADA compliant with accessibility to tees, greens, cart paths, shelters and a drinking fountain. ADA carts are allowed on the golf course if provided by the user.
Restrooms are located in the Pro Shop and left of the white/yellow tee on hole 5.
No. Restrooms are available in the Pro Shop and left of the white/yellow tee on hole 5.
Yes, the Pro Shop offers beer, soft drinks and a variety of snacks for purchase.
Drinking fountains are located in the Pro Shop and near the teeing areas on holes 6 and 7..
Shelters with lightning rods are located on the left side of the fairway on hole 3, at the white tee on hole 5 and at the yellow tee on hole 9.
The spectator fee is $10. Spectators are defined as those persons, age 16+, who view the sport of golf. Any participation, such as swinging a golf club or putting, on behalf of the spectator immediately transfers him/her to a player status and the appropriate green fee will be charged. Spectators must be counted as a member of a group (max 4 persons). If a spectator is going to be in a cart, a driver’s license is required.
No, Pottawatomie Golf Course does not employ caddies.
The turf covers used on the greens are made of a breathable fabric that allows for sun and water infiltration while keeping the surface under the tarp warmer than the air above it.
There are many benefits for using covers such as, reduces winter kill, earlier green up, reduces fertilizer evaporation, and promotes healthy roots. Those are all great reasons to use covers from an agronomics point of view, but the main reason we cover greens #3, #4 and #6 is to keep the geese from picking at the turf during the January thaws.
Those greens seem to melt off much quicker than any other spot on the course, so they become quite vulnerable to the ferocious appetite of hungry geese. Unfortunately, not everyone settles down for a long winters nap!
If it’s September, it’s aerification time! Yes, time to punch those dreaded little holes that mess up your perfect putt. Please believe me when I say this task is as painful for us as it is for your putter!
Aerification is necessary to amend the soil, reduce compaction and reduce thatch. PGC’s problem greens are #2, because the soil is similar to concrete and #7 because it has original native soil. Without aerification, we would probably loose parts or all of these greens due to compaction. In the spring we used a hollow tine, which means we removed all of the soil in each hole and filled it with topdressing sand. This time we are going to use a solid tine, which just puts a hole in the green. The up side of solid tines is faster recovery time for you and less labor for us. Good management practices recommend hollow tines should be used on golf greens once a year.
A typical week starts with daily (7 days/week) mowing greens, changing cups, raking bunkers, moving tee markers, picking up garbage, patrolling for sticks and cleaning/fueling machines. And that’s all before 7am! Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedules add the tasks of rolling and blowing off greens; mowing approaches, tees, fairways; mowing green and tee banks, and, of course, mowing rough.
Depending upon the season, there’s the extra jobs all around the golf course including prepping flower beds, watering, weeding, fertilizing, mulching, tree/plant trimming, adding sand to bunkers, grinding stumps/branches and so much more!
Another time-consuming task is pothole duty all season long. With all the rain this year, staff can hardly keep up with them. And let’s not even talk about what needs to be done if it floods! The challenges change from year to year, but the goal is to provide you a well-maintained and beautiful course for your enjoyment.
This year, there’s several new crew members who have done a great job learning fast and getting the job done. Please feel free to pass along your “at-a-boys” to the crew!