Keeping a golf course clean and accessible for every single day of the year might be a major challenge, but it needs to be done. It’s not just managing the business cost of the course, but also ensuring that the course looks good, and plays well.
One of the many golf management services that owners need to deal with is course maintenance. The grass needs to be trimmed, handled, watered, and fertilized so it remains green. Sandpits need to be raked and freed from debris, and the water ponds need to be kept clean.
Mowing and managing putting greens, paths, and rough areas is another aspect of labor and costs. As weeds and long grass not only make the game harder to play and make finding balls impossible, but they also are a breeding ground for animals and bugs.
Finally, trees are a hidden source of heavy work for golf courses. They do look beautiful, can completely add ambiance to the course, and can provide shade. But they also live for several years, can disrupt the turf around them with their roots, and will need to be pruned regularly if they are near a section of the green.
This cost of preventing major problems from occurring is a significant one, especially for larger courses. So, when it comes to managing a course after weather events such as a massive storm, the cost can increase even further if debris needs to be picked up. Golf courses need to look good, and the owners of golf courses have to take landscaping into account.
If the golf course looks good and is managed well, then people will come in to play the game and take in the other amenities of the course. That business will ensure the maintenance bills can be paid, and then a cycle of green profit will start to grow.