Winter overseed is an important part of keeping our golf course here at River Oaks Golf Club in fantastic shape this time of year. We use rye overseed in the fall on the tees, fairways and green complexes to keep a nice plush, green look all winter and spring long. We did a video back in September to show exactly how we do all this work to make our course as playable and presentable as possible during the off months weather wise.
In addition to making the golf course look amazing, the winter rye allows it to be much more playable. The ryegrass is alive and fresh and thick as opposed to the Bermuda grass that goes dormant in the cooler months of the year. Instead of hitting from thinner lies on dormant grass, golfers get to play from good lies in lush green grass making it much easier to hit the type of shots it takes to play River Oaks. It also keeps golfers coming back time and time again because they know that the golf course is in great playing condition.
This year we did some extra overseeding around the greens and collars to allow for much more playability in the short game. This change has been such an addition to the quality of the course this spring and our golfers love it! We are very grateful to our superintendent, Jeff Weitzel, and his hard-working staff for getting the course into this kind of shape.
“I can’t say enough about the time and effort that Jeff and his crew put in each and every day to put the golf course in the best possible shape for our visiting players. They do an amazing job” says PGA Head Professional Scott Taylor. “We get several compliments a day on the conditions of the course and how great it looks.”
Now is the time to get a tee time and come check out River Oaks Golf Club for yourself. You won’t be disappointed. To make a tee time click on the Tee Times tab at the top of the page or call our golf shop at 843.236.2222 and one of our friendly golf shop staff members will be happy to assist.