Overseed 2008

Willow LakeIt’s that time of year again, overseed. First you’ll find a summary article on the entire process written by John Snyder. John is the Director of Golf and Grounds for the Recreation Centers of Sun City. Additionally, John is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as well as Arizona’s Cactus and Pines Superintendent Association.

Next you’ll see our overseed schedule, courtesy of Vito Berlingeri, Marketing Director for the Southwest Section PGA. This comprehensive listing will help you find a suitable place to play during this changeable golf season.

You all have seen the pictures on television, in magazines and on post cards…A lush, dark green Arizona golf course during the winter months. An Arizona golf course looks this way because of process called “overseeding”. Overseeding is the method of changing from one type of grass, grown in the summer, to another strain of grass that grows in the winter.

The summer grass is Bermuda and is capable of withstanding the high summer temperatures typical to this region. However, when the temperatures begin to drop in or about November, Bermuda grass goes dormant. Dormant simply means that the grass turns brown and stays that way all throughout the winter. In order to make the golf course green and more appealing to golfers from across the nation, Ryegrass is overseeded into the Bermuda grass.

Although the exact details of overseeding can differ from course to course, there are many similarities. Preparation for overseeding begins weeks before the actual closure of the golf course. The golf course maintenance staff begins by reducing the amount of water used. This helps with drying the Bermuda grass as they prepare for scalping.

golf_course.jpgIf needed, the golf course will also apply a growth regulator to effectively slow the growth of the Bermuda grass. Most golf courses will then close for a period of time. This two to three week closure is for scalping, seeding and watering the newly planted ryegrass. Scalping the Bermuda grass is done to ensure the seed makes contact with the soil and helps keep the Bermuda grass from choking out the ryegrass as it emerges. The ryegrass seed is planted at different rates depending on the golf course and is watered several times a day to promote germination. Once the seed germinates, it will be mowed at a taller than normal height while the seed puts down roots and becomes healthy. If it is mowed too short, the new grass can be damaged for the rest of the winter. Most golf courses will also restrict golf carts to cart paths to keep from damaging the newly planted grass.

After all this tedious work is complete and you step up to the first tee and experience the pleasure of a beautiful, lush green golf course, remember, that there has been a lot of planning and hard work to achieve the post card look!

SWSPGAArticle courtesy of John Snyder. John is the Director of Golf and Grounds for the Recreation Centers of Sun City. Additionally, John is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as well as Arizona’s Cactus and Pines Superintendent Association.

 

Course Name OS Date(s)
500 Club 10/5 – 10/17
Adobe Dam Family Golf Center No overseed
Aguila Golf Course 10/13 – 10/25
Ahwatukee Country Club    9/29 – 10/13
Ahwatukee Lakes 9/20 – 10/3
Ajo CC Call Course
Alta Mesa Country Club 9/29 – 10/17
Alpine CC No overseed
Ancala Country Club 9/29 – 10/21
Antelope Hills GC No overseed
Anthem Country Club  
     Ironwood 9/15 – 10/9
     Persimmon 10/9 – 11/4
Apache Creek Golf Club    10/6 – 10/27
Apache Wells Country Club 10/6 – 11/1
Apache Stronghold GC Not closed
Arizona Biltmore Country Club  
     Adobe 10/6 – 10/26
      Links 10/29 – 11/16
Arizona City G & CC 11/15 – 11/30
Arizona Country Club 9/29 – 10/22
Arizona Golf  Resort 10/6 – 10/20
Arizona Grand GC 10/6 – 10/31
Arizona National Golf Club 9/29 – 10/14
Arizona Traditions 10/13 – 10/27
Arrowhead Country Club 10/6 – 10/24
Arroyo GC 9/2 – 9/20
Aspen Valley GC No overseed
ASU Karsten Golf Club 9/22 – 10/9
Arthur Pack Desert Golf Course Call Course
Augusta Ranch Golf Club 9/29 – 10/06
Bear Creek Golf Complex  
   Bear Course 9/28 – 10/11
   Cub Course 10/12 - 10/25
Bellair Golf Club Not Closed
Beaver Creek GR Not closed
Bison Golf & CC No overseed
Blackstone CC 10/6 – 10/31
Bougainvillea Golf Club 10/4 – 10/12
Boulder Creek GC Call Course
Boulders Golf Club  
     South 10/4 – 10/24
     North 9/15 – 10/4
Briarwood Country Club 10/4 – 10/27
Camelback Golf Club  
     Indian Bend 9/15 – 10/6
     Padre 10/6 – 10/31
Canoa Ranch Not closed
Canoa Hill GC 9/22 – 10/1
Canyon Gate CC 9/6 – 10/1
Canyon Mesa CC No overseed
Casa Grande Municipal G.C. 9/29 – 10/20
Cave Creek Golf Course 10/6 – 10/18
Chaparrel Pines No overseed
Cimarron Golf Club 9/24 – 10/17
Club West Golf Club 10/13 – 10/25
CocoPah RV & Golf 10/1 – 11/1
Coldwater Golf Club 10/27 – 11/8
Concho Valley CC No closed
Continental Golf Club 10/6 – 10/18
Continental CC No overseed
Copper Canyon GC 10/6 – 10/27
Corte Bella GC 10/6 – 10/27
Cottonwood CC  
    Palo Verde 9/29 – 10/20
    Cottonwood 10/6 – 10/27
CC @ DC Ranch 9/29 – 10/25
CC of Green Valley 9/29 – 10/15
Country Meadows GC 10/9 – 11/1
Coyote Lakes Golf Club 10/6 – 10/18
Crooked Tree GC 10/6 – 10/25
Coyote Willows Call Course
Cypress GC Call Course
Deer Park GC Call Course
Deer Valley GC 10/16 – 11/4
Del Lago GC 9/15 – 9/22
Desert Canyon Golf Club 10/13 – 10/31
Desert Forest Golf Club 9/22 – 10/14
Desert Highlands Golf Club 9/22 – 10/14
Desert Hills G.C. of Green Valley 9/27 – 10/14
Desert Hills G.C. of  Yuma 9/29 – 10/15
Desert Lakes GC 9/22 – 10/4
Desert Mirage GC 10/20 – 10/24
Desert Mountain Golf Courses  
     Apache 9/5 – 10/6
     Chiricahua 7/7 – 10/6
     Renegade 10/7 – 11/2
     Cochise 10/ 7 – 11/2
     Geronimo 7/14 – 10/6
     Outlaw 9/22 – 10/1
Desert Springs Golf Club 10/1 – 10/24
Desert Trails GC 10/23 - 11/11
Desert Willow GC 9/2 – 9/13
Dobson Ranch GC Not closed
Dorado GC 9/22 – 10/6
Douglas GC Call Course
Dove Valley GC Call course
Dove Valley Ranch GC 9/15 – 10/2
The Duke @ Rancho El Dorado 9/29 – 10/17
Durango Hills GC 9/8 – 9/22
Golf Club @ Eagle Mtn 9/28 – 10/11
Golf Club @ Scottsdale 10/1 – 10/17
Eagle Crest GC 8/25 – 9/5
Eagles Nest Country Club 10/13 -11/3
Echo Mesa GC 10/2 – 10/21
El Caro Country Club Call Course
Emerald Canyon GC Not Closed
Encanterra CC 10/20 – 11/9
Encanto GC 10/13 – 10/25
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador  
     Canada 9/22 – 10/9
     Conquistador 10/13 – 10/30
     Pusch Ridge 9/15 – 10/3
El Rio Country Club 9/18 – 10/10
El Rio GC 10/20 – 10/31
Elephant Rocks GC No overseed
The Estancia Club 10/1 – 11/1
Estrella Mountain GC 10/7 – 10/25
Estrella GC 9/29 – 10/3
Falcon Dunes GC 10/20 – 11/1
Falcon GC 10/13 – 10/19
Fiesta Lakes 10/6 – 10/20
Fiesta Inn GF 10/6 – 10/20
FireRock Country Club 9/29 – 10/17
First Tee of  Phoenix 10/27 – 11/11
Flagstaff Ranch GC No overseed
Foothills Golf Club 10/6 – 10/18
Foothills GC 10/12 – 10/27
Forest Highlands / Canyon GC No overseed
Forest Highlands / Meadow GC No overseed
Forty-Niner CC 9/22 – 10/1
Fountain of the Sun 10/6 – 10/27
Francisco Grande Hotel &Golf 9/22 – 10/11
Fred Enke Golf Course 10/13 – 10/25
Gainey Ranch Golf Club  
     Dunes 10/20 – 11/5
     Lakes 9/22 – 10/5
     Arroyo 10/6 – 10/19
Gallery Golf Club  
   North Course 9/17 – 10/12
   South Course 9/29 – 10/26
Glen Lakes Golf Course Call Course
Glen Canyon CC Call Course
Gold Canyon Golf Resort  
     Dinosaur 10/13 - 10/31
     Sidewinder 9/22 – 10/10
Golf Club @ Chaparral Pnes No overseed
Golf Club @ Vistoso 9/15 – 10/10
Golf Club of Estrella 10/7 – 10/24
Golf Club of Johnson Ranch 10/6 – 10/31
Grandview GC 10/2 – 10/21
Grande Valley Ranch  @ Eloy 9/27 – 10/13
Granite Falls Golf Club  
     North 9/24 – 10/17
     South 10/13 – 11/5
Grayhawk Golf Club  
     Talon 9/29 – 10/13
     Raptor 9/14 – 10/1
Great Eagle Resort 9/29 – 10/17
Greenfield Lakes G.C. 10/6 – 10/18
Greenlee CC 9/28 – 10/13
Hamilton Ranch Golf Resort Call Course
Hassayampa GC No overseed
Havasu Island G.C. Call Course
Heritage Highlands G.C. 9/29 – 10/20
Hidden Cove GC No overseed
Hillcrest Golf Course 9/29 – 10/24
Highland Falls GC 9/22 – 10/6
Ho Ho Kam CC Call Course
Ironwood Golf Club 9/22 – 10/11
Ken McDonald G.C. 9/22 – 10/3
Kino Springs C.C. 9/15 – 9/20
Kokopelli Golf Resort 10/13 – 10/25
Lake Powell National GC No overseed
Las Colinas G.C. Call Course
Las Palomas GC Call Course
La Paloma CC  
    Canyon 9/15 – 9/28
     Ridge 9/29 – 10/12
     Hill 10/13 – 11/3
Las Sendas Golf Club 9/28 – 10/14
Laughlin Ranch 9/29 – 10/24
Legacy Golf Resort 10/13 – 10/26
Legend @ Arrowhead 9/29 – 10/11
Legend Trail G.C. Re-open Oct
Leisure World G.C.  
     Coyote Run 9/29 – 10/20
     Heron Lakes 10/20 – 11/10
Links @ Queen Creek Open 10/13
London Bridge Golf Club  
     East 9/15 – 10/6
     West 10/6 – 10/27
Lone Tree Golf Club 10/6 – 10/24
Longbow Golf Club 10/13 – 10/30
Los Caballeros G.C. 9/15 – 10/4
Los Prados Country Club 9/15 – 9/29
Maryvale GC 9/29 – 10/11
McCormick Ranch G.C.  
     Pine Course 9/22 – 10/9
     Palm Course 10/27 – 11/13
Mesa Country Club 10/6 – 10/25
Mesa Del Sol G.C. 9/24 – 10/4
Mesa View GC No overseed
Mirabel Club 9/22 – 10/21
Mission Royale G.C. 10/13 – 10/25
Mojave Resort G.C. 9/21 – 10/16
Moon Valley C.C. 10/1 – 10/25
Mountainbrook G.C. 9/22 – 10/8
Mountain Falls GC No overseed
Mountain Shadows G.C. 9/29 – 10/12
Mountainview G.C. 9/19 – 10/13
Mountain View GC 9/8 – 9/30
Mt. Graham GC Call Course
Oakcreek CC No overseed
Oasis GC  
     Palmer 8/18 – 9/7
    Canyon 9/1 – 9/21
Oakwood Golf Club 10/6 – 10/28
     Palms Course -
     Sonoran Course -
     Lakes Course -
Ocotillo Golf Resort  
   Blue Course 9/22 – 10/8
   Gold Course 10/9 – 10/26
   White Course 10/27 – 11/12
Omni Tucson National G.R.  
       Sonoran 9/22 – 10/12
       Catalina 10/6 – 10/22
Orange Tree Golf Resort Call course
Oro Valley Country Club 10/6 – 10/28
Painted Mountain G.C. 9/22 – 10/3
Palm Brook C.C. 9/28 – 10/16
Palm Valley Golf Club  
     Palms Course 9/29 – 10/11
     Lakes Course 10/13 – 10/25
Palm Valley GC 9/8 – 9/20
Palo Duro Creek GC Call Course
Palo Verde GC 9/29 – 10/11
Palo Verde CC 10/6 – 10/27
Papago Golf Course Call Course
Paradise Peak West Call Course
Paradise Valley C.C. 10/6 – 10/24
Paradise Valley Park GC 9/29 – 10/10
Pavilion Lakes GC Call Course
Payson GC No overseed
Pebblebrook GC 10/23 – 11/11
PGA Golf  Club / Coyote Springs No overseed
Phoenician Golf Club  
     Oasis Closed 2010
     Desert 9/29 – 10/16
     Canyon 10/10 – 10/27
Phoenix Country Club 10/6 – 10/29
The Pine Canyon Club No overseed
Pine Meadows CC Call Course
Pines G.C. of Marana No overseed
Pinetop CC No overseed
Pinetop Lakes CC No overseed
Pinewood CC 9/22 – 10/10
Pinnacle Peak C.C. 9/22 – 10/17
Pointe @ Lookout Mtn. 9/22 – 10/11
Poston Butte GC 10/6 – 10/24
Preserve G.C. 9/22 – 10/14
Prescott Golf & CC No overseed
Prescott Lakes GC No overseed
Pueblo GC 10/1 – 10/24
Pueblo Del Sol GC No overseed
Pueblo El Mirage CC Call Course
Quail Creek C C 9/15 – 10/6
Quail Run 10/13 – 11/3
Quailwood Greens GC No overseed
Queen Valley GC 8/13 – 8/27
Queen's Bay CC 10/1 – 11/1
Quintero Golf & CC 10/6 – 11/1
Radnor Sun Village GC Call Course
Rancho Manana  GC 9/15 – 10/4
Randolph GC 10/6 – 10/17
Raven @ South Mountain 10/6 – 10/22
Raven @ Verrado 10/6 – 10/22
Red Mountain Ranch CC 9/29 – 10/20
Red Rock CC 9/8 – 9/23
Recreation Centers of Sun City No. 10/9 – 10/27
Rim GC No overseed
Rio Rico CC 9/22 – 10/3
Rio Salado GC Not Closed
Rio Verde Country Club  
   White Wing 10/13 – 11/2
    Quail Run 10/13 – 11/2
Riverview GC (Sun City) 10/9 – 10/27
Riverview GC (Bullhead City) Call Course
Riverview GC (Mesa) Call Course
Roadhaven GC Call Course
Robson Ranch GC 10/6 – 10/27
Rolling Hills GC Tucson Call Course
Rolling Hills Golf Course 10/6 – 10/16
Royal Dunes GC No overseed
Royal Palms GC Call Course
Saddlebrooke GC  
   Catalina Course 10/6 -10/28
   Tucson Course 9/29 – 10/21
   Saddlebrooke Course 9/22 – 10/14
San Ignacio Golf Club 10/1 – 10/10
San Manuel GC No overseed
San Marcos Golf Course 10/13 – 10/27
San Pedro GC Not closed
Sanctuary @ Westworld 9/29 – 10/11
Santa Rita GC 10/1 – 11/1
Scottsdale Shadows GC Call Course
Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club 9/15 – 9/29
Seven Canyon No overseed
Sedona Golf Resort No overseed
Seville Golf & CC 10/13 – 10/31
Shadow Mountain GC Call Course
Shalimar  Golf Club 10/6 – 10/18
Siena Golf Club 8/25 – 8/29
Silver Creek GC No Overseed
Silverbell GC 9/29 – 10/9
Snowflake GC Call Course
Southern Highlands GC 8/25 – 10/2
South Shore GC 9/16 – 10/7
Springfield Golf Resort Call Course
Silverleaf 10/6 – 10/31
Stardust GC 9/25 – 10/14
Starfire @ Scottsdale C.C.  
     King 9/29 – 10/13
     Squire 9/15 – 9/29
     Hawk 10/13 – 10/27
Star Pass Golf Club  
     Rattler 10/6 – 10/19
     Roadrunner 10/20 - 11/2
     Coyote 11/3 – 11/21
Stone Canyon Club 10/1 – 10/30
Stonecreek Golf Club 10/6 – 10/18
Stoneridge GC No overseed
Sun City North GC 10/9 – 10/27
Sun City South GC 9/18 – 10/6
Sunbird Golf Resort 9/29 – 10/18
Sun City Country Club 10/7 – 10/25
Sundance Golf Club 10/20 – 11/3
Sun Village GC Call Course
Sun City Vistoso GC 9/19 – 10/12
Sun Lakes Country Club 10/13 – 11/3
Sunland Village East GC 10/1 – 10/15
Sunland Village GC Call Course
Sunridge Canyon Golf Club 9/29 – 10/11
Sunrise Vista GC Call Course
Superstition Mountain G.C.  
     Prospector 9/15 – 10/11
     Lost Gold 9/29 – 10/25
Superstition Springs G.C. 10/6 – 10/18
Talking Rock No overseed
Talking Stick Golf Club  
     North 10/20 – 11/7
     South 9/29 – 10/17
Tatum Ranch Golf 9/29 – 10/17
Three Parks Fairways 9/30 – 10/15
Terravita Golf & County Club 10/6 – 11/1
Toka Sticks Golf Club 10/14 – 10/27
Tierra Grande CC 9/1 – 10/1
Tonto Verde Golf Club  
     Peaks 9/24 – 10/19
     Ranch 10/8 – 11/5
     Vista Verde 9/1 – 10/3
Torres Blancas Golf Club 9/22 – 10/7
Torreon GC No overseed
TPC of Summerland Not closed
TPC of Scottsdale  
     Desert Course 11/3 – 11/17
     Stadium Course 10/3 – 10/20
Trail Ridge Golf Club 9/22 – 10/13
Trilogy G.C. @ Power Ranch 10/20 – 11/6
Trilogy G.C. @ Vistancia 10/13 – 10/31
Troon  Country Club 9/22 – 10/14
Troon North Golf Club  
     Monument 9/15 – 10/2
      Pinnacle 9/8 – 9/25
Tubac Golf Resort Not closed
Tucson CC Call Course
Tucson National Golf Resort  
      Sonoran 10/6 – 10/27
      Catalina 9/22 – 10/13
Turquoise Valley GC Call Course
Tuscany Falls CC 10/6 -10/27
Twin Lakes GC Call Course
Union Hills CC 9/29 – 10/13
Valle Vista CC No overseed
Viewpoint Golf Resort 9/22 – 10/11
Ventana Canyon GC  
    Canyon 10/13 -10/30
    Mountain 9/22 – 10/12
Verde Santa Fe GC No Overseed
Villa De Paz Golf Course 9/21 – 10/4
Villa Monterey GC Call Course
Vistal Golf Club 9/15 – 10/2
We-Ko-Pa Golf Club  
     Cholla 10/6 – 10/24
     Saguaro 10/13 – 10/31
Westbrook Village GC  
      Vistas 10/1 – 10/25
      Lakes 10/10 – 11/3
Western Skies Golf Club 9/15 – 10/3
Western Kierland Golf Club  
     Mesquite 9/11 – 9/27
     Ironwood 10/17 – 10/31
     Acacia 9/28 – 10/17
Whirlwind @ Wildhorse  
     Devil's Claw 9/22 – 10/9
     Cat Tail 10/13 – 10/30
Whisper Rock Golf Club  
   Upper Course 9/15 – 10/10
   Lower Course 10/6 -11/1
White Mountain CC No overseed
   
Wickenburg CC 9/29 – 10/17
Wigwam Resort  
     Blue 9/29 – 10/20
     Gold 10/13 – 11/3
     Red 10/27 – 11/22
Willow Brook 10/9 – 10/27
Willow Creek 9/18 – 10/6
Wildfire Golf Club  
     Palmer 9/20 – 10/11
     Faldo 10/11 – 11/1
Yuma Golf & CC 10/6 – 10/22

 

 

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