The Meadows at Mystic Lake Course Improvements

Project Overview

The Meadows at Mystic Lake golf course is making several improvements to the course beginning August 8. A summary of the major improvements are as follows:

  • Hole 3 bridge replacement.
  • Hole 17 maintenance and reconfiguration.
  • Hole 18 retaining wall and bridge replacement.
  • New golf practice facilities just north of the clubhouse and west of the hotel convention center.

Work on the new practice facility will be commencing the week of August 8. The other improvements on the course itself will be completed in conjunction with scheduled maintenance on the course or over the winter while the course is closed. The project is scheduled to be completed in spring 2023 prior to opening the course for the season.

Project Updates

10/5/2022

Practice Facility:
Contractors will keep a portion of the course on the north side (near the pump house) as a staging area over the winter months while they work on hole 18. Hartman is working on completing the irrigation and final restoration.

Hole 17:
Construction on hole 17 is almost complete. S.M. Hentges & Sons is working on final grading, topsoiling, and miscellaneous items to complete their portion of the work. Hartman is completing the irrigation connections and is starting to place the sod this week (October 3-7).

Hole 18:
Work on hole 18 is scheduled to begin on November 1 (or when the course is officially closed for the season).


9/28/2022

Practice Facility:
S.M. Hentges & Sons has completed the rough grading on the practice facility. They will keep a portion of the north side (near the pump house) as a staging area over the winter months while they work on hole 18. Hartman is now working to complete work on the irrigation, final grading, topsoil, and turf restoration.

Hole 17:
S.M. Hentges & Sons finished pouring the concrete cart path on hole 17 on September 27. While the concrete cures, there will be a temporary cart path routed around the new concrete until Monday, October 3. S.M. Hentges & Sons expects to be finished with the final grading within the next week. Hartman will work alongside S.M. Hentges & Sons with the final grading and topsoil work as they move their way out of hole 17. Sod is tentatively scheduled to be placed late next week (October 6-7).

Hole 18:
Work on hole 18 is scheduled to begin on November 1 (or when the course is officially closed for the season).


9/14/2022

S.M. Hentges & Sons will have their grading crew place topsoil and final grading on the practice facility and they will have the south portion finished toward the end of the week (September 15-16).

S.M. Hentges & Sons is continuing to work on hole 17 during the morning hours from 6-10am. The removal of the retaining wall and rough grading is expected to last 1-2 more weeks. The concrete path is tentatively scheduled to be poured the week of September 26. S.M. Hentges & Sons is working with golf course management to plan a start date for this phase. When the new path is poured, there will be a temporary path next to it until the fresh concrete cures and carts can drive on it again.

Hartman will continue to work on hole 17 to install the greens, bunkers, drain tile, irrigation, sod, and seeding and finish restoring the site. The goal is to get turf established as soon as possible to minimize erosion and disturbance to the course.


9/7/2022

S.M. Hentges & Sons has finished the parking lot reconfiguration near the practice facility. The parking stalls still need to be striped. In the meantime, those areas can be used for parking. The retaining wall near the clubhouse is expected to be finished on September 7. Those stalls can also be utilized for parking until they are striped. There will be crews placing topsoil and completing final grading on the practice facility for the next 1-2 weeks.

S.M. Hentges & Sons is continuing to work on hole 17 during the morning hours from 6-10am. The removal of the retaining wall and rough grading is expected to take roughly 2-3 more weeks. The concrete path will be repoured within the next 2-3 weeks. When the new path is poured, there will be a temporary path next to it until the fresh concrete cures.

Hartman has started working on portions of the practice facility and hole 17 to install the greens, bunkers, drain tile, irrigation, sod, and seeding to finish restoring the site. The goal is to get turf established as soon as possible to minimize erosion and disturbance to the course.


8/31/2022

S.M. Hentges & Sons is getting closer to completing the parking lot reconfiguration project near the new practice facility. The parking stalls are scheduled to be paved by the end of this week (September 1-2). The retaining wall next to the parking lot is also scheduled to be installed at the end of this week and should take 1-2 days to complete. During this time, the four parking stalls near the clubhouse will be blocked off so the wall can be built.

S.M. Hentges & Sons is currently working on hole 17 to remove the existing retaining wall and is grading the new hole layout. When the course reopens on September 2, S.M. Hentges & Sons will continue to work on hole 17 from 6-10am, until their work is complete. There will be a temporary cart path that is roped off along hole 17 until the new cart path is installed, which is expected to take roughly 2-3 more weeks.

Hartman is scheduled to begin working next week (September 5-9) on portions of the practice facility and hole 17 to install the greens, bunkers, drain tile, irrigation, sod, and seeding to finish restoring the site. The goal is to get turf established as soon as possible to minimize erosion and disturbance to the course.


8/25/2022

S.M. Hentges & Sons is currently in the process of reconstructing the parking lot configuration. They will be working to pour the new curb and gutter on either August 25 or August 26. These areas will be blocked off so that vehicles don’t park in the gravel spots. The parking stalls are scheduled to be paved August 30-August 31. Next week, the hydrant and gate valves will be relocated and adjusted in the practice facility. The retaining wall next to the parking lot is scheduled to be installed at the end of next week (August 31-September 2).

Hole 17 construction will begin August 29 at 6am. S.M. Hentges & Sons will work from sunrise to sunset from then until September 1 (the course will be closed during this time). The goal is to finish most of the work on hole 17 before the course opens back up on September 2. After September 1, S.M. Hentges & Sons will continue working on hole 17 from 6am-10am until their work is completed.

Hartman would come in right after S.M. Hentges & Sons completes the rough grading to install the greens, bunkers, drain tile, irrigation, sod, and seeding to restore both hole 17 and the practice facility.


8/17/2022

The existing curb and parking stalls along the practice facility have been removed and replaced with gravel. Vehicles may park in this area until the new curb is poured and retaining wall work is scheduled. No vehicles will be able to park in this area while this work is being completed. The retaining wall work is tentatively scheduled for August 29 and 30 (depending on block production). The contractor will work on preparing the new parking stall near Mystic Clinic by the end of this week and then leave that area as a gravel parking location until the new curb is poured. Curb work is currently scheduled to take place near the end of next week (August 24-26).

Hole 17 construction will begin August 29 at 5am and S.M. Hentges & Sons will run two shifts until September 1 (the golf course will be closed during this time). The goal is to finish most of the work on hole 17 before the course opens again on September 2. Once the course opens, S.M. Hentges & Sons will work morning shifts (until 10am) if there is work to finish on hole 17.

Hartman will come in after S.M. Hentges & Sons completes the rough grading on the practice facility to install the greens, bunkers, drain tile, irrigation, sod, and seeding to restore the site. They will also work right behind S.M. Hentges & Sons on hole 17 to extend the tee boxes, extend the green, and restore the fairway and rough.