Thursday, February 27, 2014

Back in the Day

Prior to the golf course being built, the property had two very different uses.  The far side of the wetlands crossing (#2-7, 12 and13) was farmed, and consisted of apple and peach orchards.

The side of the course closest to the Clubhouse was mined for many years.  The upper layers consisted of a well-draining gravel, while below that was a dense clay, used for lining landfills.  Interestingly, the wetlands to the right of #17 and 18 were largely manmade, as this area was mined to a level that it became impractical to keep water out.

The last clay cell to be mined was where the driving range is currently located. 
It took many truckloads of material to fill the range.

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