Please see below the planned golf course maintenance schedule for Spring 2011. Here at Club Murcia we understand the frustration of turning up at a golf course to find that they have recently carried out essential maintenance work and the course is not in the best condition. The dates below have all been supplied by the golf courses today, 20/01/11.
Important Notice: The Golf Courses are not obliged to provide Club Murcia with the information below. In some cases the Golf Courses will close during maintenance in other cases the Front or Back will be closed while the work is undertaken and in some cases, the course may even remain open. The dates below can change at short notice due to various commercial and technical reasons and any changes to the dates or the type of maintenance undertaken will be at the sole discretion of the Golf Courses. Players are advised that maintenance is always discussed by Club Murcia at the time of making a reservation but that changes to the maintenance schedule is beyond our control. As much as we regularly liaise with the Golf Courses in to order to obtain the various schedules detailed below, we cannot be held responsible for any date changes or the affect maintenance may have on a reservation. We advise players that the information below (while accurate at the time of publication) is strictly for guidance only. Club Murcia has an excellent record of proactively avoiding maintenance but some players have been affected by late date changes or by "unscheduled" maintenance being undertaken without prior knowledge. Please remember that players cannot be compensated for the affects of maintenance retrospectively.
Course Maintenance taking place in order of date:
La Finca: 31/01/11 - 14/02/11 (maintenance ends on 07/02/11*)
Villamartin: 21/02/11 - 07/03/11 (maintenance ends on 28/02/11*)
Las Ramblas: 28/02/11 - 13/03/11 (maintenance ends on 06/03/11*)
Desert Springs: 22/03/11 - 30/03/11 (maintenance ends on 23/03/11*)
El Valle: 28/03/11 - 06/04/11 (maintenance ends on 30/03/11*)
La Torre: 04/04/11 - 13/04/11 (maintenance ends on 06/04/11*)
Vistabella: 25/04/11 - 02/05/11 (maintenance ends on 25/04/11*)
Hacienda del Alamo: 03/05/11 - 15/05/11 (maintenance ends on 06/05/11**)
Desert Springs: 03/05/11 - 12/05/11 (maintenance ends on 05/05/11*) Updated 18/04/2011
Mar Menor: 09/05/11 - 17/05/11 (maintenance ends on 10/05/11*)
Alhama Signature: 16/05/11 - 24/05/11 (maintenance ends on 17/05/11*)
Valle del Este: 16/05/11 - 24/05/11 (maintenance ends on 17/05/11*)
La Serena: 16/05/11 - 25/05/11 (maintenance ends on 18/05/11*)
Roda: 16/05/11 - 26/05/11 (maintenance ends on 19/05/11*)
Saurines de la Torre: 23/05/11 - 31/05/11 (maintenance ends on 24/05/11*)
Lo Romero: 24/05/11 - 01/06/11 (maintenance ends on 25/05/11*)
Las Colinas: 30/05/11 - 07/06/11 (maintenance ends on 31/05/11*)
Hacienda Riquelme: 20/06/11 - 29/06/11 (maintenance ends on 22/06/11*)
La Peraleja: 20/06/11 - 29/06/11 (maintenance ends on 22/06/11*) - Updated 23/05/11
*Includes a further restriction for all reservations made through Club Murcia: Please note, we voluntarily restrict reservations for a further 7 days after the final date of maintenance work has been completed. This is to try ensure that the Golf Course has recovered sufficiently before resuming reservations. The intensity of the maintenance will vary, hole by hole and between Golf Courses, therefore the actual recovery time will also vary. A 7 day restriction will be sufficient in most cases but players are advised that this a voluntary "guideline".
**Hacienda del Alamo has an additional 9 day restriction in place after the final day of mantenance.
Altorreal: no confirmed dates, anticipated to be end of May 2011
Mosa Trajectum: no confirmed dates, anticipated to be end of March 2011 (Updated 01/02/2011)
The following link is very good representation of the process which takes place in Murcia and describes the importance of this treatment in maintaining quality Greens.
Hollow Tinning/Hollow Coring/Green Aeration.