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Golf Tips

Aeration: a must-do for successful golf course management


Following Memorial Day the team here at Ocala Golf Course began aerating the short grass throughout the course including tees, fairways, greens and green surrounds. It is a lengthy process but critical in maintaining and enhancing the long-term health of our grass. Among the many benefits achieved through aeration are:

  • Alleviate compacted soils
  • Increase air exchange and water percolation
  • Removal of organic material which hosts plant pathogens and turf injuring insects

Plans are to aerate the rough throughout the summer; if you find your ball within a recently aerated portion, kindly consider it ground under repair and take relief.

Initiatives moving forward are to:

  • Grow in or re-sod worn areas in fairways and around the greens
  • Suppress weed populations throughout the course

The good news is those pesky little holes created by aerification will be recovered by mid-June. Here’s to course conditions only continuing to get better at Ocala Golf Course and subsequently, your golf game too! We look forward to seeing you out on the course all summer long; text “OCALA” to 24587 to receive our hot summer daily deals or book your tee time here.

Need a gift for Dad this Father’s Day? Treat the special golfer in your life to a gift card for a round on our picturesque Historic Golf Trail. And make a day of it by joining us for our Sunday cookout afterwards.