Letter to the Editor: Condition of golf course needs to be improved

by | May 4, 2018 10:54 am

Dear Editor:

When Colleton County opted to buy the golf course at Dogwood Hills, I supported this decision. The golf course not only provides recreational activities for the citizens, a site for secondary school team golf, but is also an enticement for new businesses.

I had the occasion to play the course twice in the last week. The conditions of the course were, to say the least, disturbing. Here are some areas I noticed:

  • Greater than six-inch week growth on the fringe of the greens
  • Holes on the greens not rotated on a daily basis, leading to eroding of the greens turf
  • Fairways and greens uncut
  • Many of the fairways denuded of grass covering

This routine day-to-day maintenance of the course is not being done. I do not know if this is due to lack of funding, supplies/equipment, manpower or knowledge on the part of the manager. I do know that to continue to attract golfers, the course must be maintained. There are too many options to play golf on well-maintained courses within easy driving distance of our county.

I hope that this letter is received in a positive manner with the goal of correcting these issues on the course at Dogwood Hills.

L. Wayne Keith

Walterboro

comments » 2

  1. Comment by Got Golf?

    May 4, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    First world problems…. tough times 🙂

  2. Comment by Sarah K.

    May 4, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    Amen, Dad! I agree. We must maintain what attracts money into the county.


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