In our last post, we mentioned that last fall the town of Carrabassett Valley and Sugarloaf invested in a new type of protective green covering, which the course crew used to protect 13 greens during the winter months.
This week we began to pull the covers off of a number of holes, and found just what we were hoping for - lush, green grass. So lush, in fact, that the course crew is already mowing several greens, which is almost unheard of this early in April. The photos above were taken this morning on holes 9 and 11.
We’ll have to see quite a bit more warm weather before fairways and rough start to perk up, but with so many of the greens this far along already, we’re off to a promising start for the 2012 season.