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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Heritage Creek:Pennsylvania's Newest Golf Hole

I was out at Heritage Creek a few weeks back, where we have been building 3 NEW! golf holes to add to the 6 already in play at Kelly Moran's Heritage Creek in Warwick, PA. On one of the hottest days of the year, I was helping turn on the irrigation and seeding/sodding Pennsylvania's newest golf hole, which will be 1 of 3 to finish construction this summer/fall. Holes #3-5, the first of the new holes, will join #6-11 in a 9 hole loop which plays along and now over the creek and number of protected wetlands. I've been told that the members and die-hard players of the current 6 hole loop are so excited to add the 3 new holes that bleachers may even be installed to watch the crane come and install the irrigation line that will cross the creek and connect all the holes!

View from the right tee box on the par 4, #3

Approach to the green. Plays over a protected wetland area. The grass is the ring of rough blue grass which has just been put down. If you look closely, the you can see the sand pro on the green getting ready for seed. The fairway/approach area will also be seeded.

View from the front edge of the very large and severely sloping green with irrigation testing going on in the background. According to the plan on the website, this green was originally supposed to be part of a double green to be played by holes #3 and #12.

Back view of the green.

Another view from the back of #3 green with more irrigation testing going on.

Hole #4 which will be the next hole to be finished and grassed. This hole, a shortish par 4, will play up the hill on the tee shot then hooks off the right across another wetland where the green has been built into the side of a hill.

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