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A note from our Superintendent, Steve Keller:
Something only a few people would know is that during the construction of Juliette Falls in early 2006, the 10th hole was the first hole to be designed and was slated to be the 1st hole. It was still early in the development, but the decision was made to switch after reviewing a water shot may not be the best way to start a round and the now 9th makes for a great 9th hole but would have been a little short of a great 18th hole. Even after playing 9 holes and stopping at the clubhouse for a moment and going to the 10th tee and having to deal with the water shot can be intimidating to some. The course starts out pretty straight forward and you see your first water shot on the 6th, 7th and 9th and also the 10th hole, then comes water again on #13 and finishing out with the 18th.
In the design, there is plenty of room to play without finding the water and only a poor shot will usually find the water hazards. On many of the forward tees, these hazards don’t really come into play as they take you farther away from trouble, making the experience better by design for those who may play the more forward tees.
Winter Season is our peak season and although it’s not our turf growing season, we have prepared the course to play excellent over the next several months. The staff does a great job of preparing the course daily and we ask now that players do their part taking care of the course from watching cart traffic, using the path as frequent as possible, filling divots, using special green sand provided and ball marks be repaired. These are the main areas that really help, as our turf is really slow to recover now, and even when we get warmer stretches, the turf just grows so much slower in the winter. We appreciate all the great support as most of us do a great job of taking care of our areas and keeping carts away from greens and higher traffic areas.