Conditions update: Sunriver Resort works to maintain superior conditioning
Golf course maintenance over the length of the season is filled with peaks and valleys. The Sunriver Resort maintenance staff spends all spring achingly preparing Caldera Links, Crosswater, Meadows and Woodlands for the crush of the peak summer season.
Then, as the warm, dry Sunriver summer sets in, the task becomes much simpler for Sunriver Resort Director of Agronomy Ryan Wulff and his staff.
“We are in maintenance mode right now,” Wulff said. “Our goal right now is to basically keep the golf courses where they are at in terms of conditioning.” That is an awfully high level of course conditioning. Of course, simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy.
During the summer, Crosswater’s greens are held at around 11 on the Stimpmeter. At Meadows and Woodlands, the green speeds are managed at a Stimp of about 10.