The greens at Fields Ferry will make the long awaited, and much needed switch, from bentgrass to ultra dwarf Bermuda.
The Calhoun City Council approved the request after the Fields Ferry Golf Commission asked for the renovation.
“It wasn’t an overnight decision,” said Calhoun City Administrator Eddie Peterson.” It’s one of those thing that we had to do or they would lose customers.”
In recent years, Peterson explained, that Fields Ferry’s greens had begun to have a bad reputation.
“It’s a wonderful course, but the reputation of the greens, you can’t charge $40 for bad greens,” said Peterson.
By switching from the current bentgrass to ultra dwarf Bermuda, Fields Ferry’s appearance should be much improved.
“For the past three years, bentgrass has had a tough time in hot weather,” explained Peterson. “It’s been hard for the greens crew to maintain.“
He went on to say that the ultra dwarf Bermuda is better suited for hotter climates.
The Fields Ferry Golf Commission is currently shopping around for the most efficient supplier in ultra dwarf Bermuda, according to statements made by the commission at the Calhoun City Council work session Monday, Feb. 13.
Fields Ferry will remain open while the ultra dwarf Bermuda is being installed, and will have temporary greens for golfers.
Peterson said that Fields Ferry plans to start the conversion process during June and July, and it should be completed the first week in August.
For more information about Fields Ferry, call 706.629.5666.