Monday, September 10, 2007

I Found Some Green Grass!!!!

The lawns are brown but I found some greenery not very far away. This is a new golf course they are building at General Burnside Island State Park. They already had a golf course but I guess it wasn't big enough. They say when this one is finished it will be one of the best in the country. It sure is going to be big. They are also thinking about building a lodge back there sometime in the future.

I don't know if golf courses really have grass. I guess it's more like turf?? I'm sure all you golfers can answer that question! It sure is pretty and green where they have the grass/turf growing so far.


I love this pond they made and the stone they used. Very nice!!



It doesn't matter if there's a drought! We must water the golf course!!




17 Comments:

Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Rachel
Let me answer the question - yes golf course have trees. Some courses have lots and lots of trees. I spent a lot of time around them looking for my lost golf balls.
I don't know about there but here most the golf courses use reclaimed water. It's only fitting because most time by the third or fourth hole my game has gone right down the toilet.
Ralph

4:29 PM  
Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Rachel
No adult beverages were being consumed when I left the previous comment. I was reading and trying to look at the picture and when I read turf I was thinking, "Wow they have a lot of trees." My mistake. But, if it made you laugh. . .

5:36 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

Yup, can't have a golf course with BROWN grass now can we?!! lol It must be such a pleasure to see some green again? I can't get over how dry you've had it over there!! xox

5:39 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

That third pic looks like a puzzle I once did. It's beautiful!

I loved the greens mixed with the browns although more green would be nice. :)

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Rachel,
I think golf courses are so strange. Especially in Hawaii or Vegas. The natural terrain is rocks and cactus. Then here's this lush green lawn with non-native grass. I don't get it.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Such nice pictures. I wish the park lawns around here looked so nice.
There are lots of trees at the course near my place.

9:44 PM  
Blogger nora said...

I think all of the lost golf balls make it look like there is more water in the pond than there is.

4:07 AM  
Blogger Flip Flop Goddess said...

Nope, golf courses that are borwn get little business, unless it is my father, who will go out even if there is snow on the course.

Thanks for stopping over, hope to see u again.

8:08 AM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

My lawn which is usually green (even with snow on it)... has some brown spots (as do many of my neighbors)... everyone of us decided it must be a lawn virus or something.
I saw your picture over on JD's blog. How nice that you guys were able to get together! Looked like a fun time! ~ jb///

8:53 AM  
Blogger Diane J. said...

Thanks, Rachel, but I already knew about Amy. I just removed the button yesterday. To me, it didn't seem appropriate anymore.

God bless her family.

Thanks again,

Diane

9:06 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

We got more rain again this morning.
Our temps have cooled down, and the humidity is lower this afternoon.
It really is a gorgeous day today!!
I welcome fall weather!!
Tomorrow is supposed to be a nice day too.
I know the high humidity will return before fall truly sets in, so I'm going to enjoy today and tomorrow.
That golf course sounds like it's gonna be a really nice one. All that greenery. The pond looks pretty.

3:01 PM  
Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said...

You know what gets me... when it finally rains and you see the automatic sprinklers on with the rain coming down.

4:34 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Golf courses can be picturesque but sadly they are ecologically not very good as they use lots of herbicides and pesticides. That they should use water in a time of drought is ironic. Take it as a sign that your drought is just temporary.

I have always been impressed that St Andrews in Scotland, one of the great golf courses has really rough natural terrain.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Bluegrass Mama said...

We could definitely use some rain, but it looks like we'll have to settle for cooler temperatures instead. I'm just glad to have the A/C off and the windows open!

5:52 PM  
Blogger TLP said...

We got rain today. You're right of course. Even in a draught golf courses are allowed to water the greens.

But they are pretty places.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Satan created golf courses. It's job security for preachers.
They put grass down the middle of every hole so that golfers can cuss and gnash their teeth because their ball didn't land there.

The fox ran off eh. Did you say it was before or after you went back inside to put clothes on?

8:17 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Maybe your readers didn't understand that the golf course is at Burnside ISLAND. They are most likely watering the lawns with lake water, since there is a water restriction on watering lawns.

At least I hope they are.

The pictures are pretty and you'll have to take me down there to show me the new golf course.

5:52 AM  

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