Greenway Putting Together a Golfing Jewel in Alameda
Alameda is in store for an amazing transformation of their golf facility and it is great for golfers inside of driving distance.
The new driving range was opened a few months ago and a renovated par three golf course will become the talk of the entire bay area if not country (yes).
What's so special about a little par three course? Have a look a this short video:
I have the great pleasure to invent fun ways to use the par three and it will be fun since all levels will enjoy it even though the holes distances range from 70-155 yards. Marc Logan who is the grass expert in the group, holding Masters degrees in both Botany and Agronomy. Just about as impressive is where he got his early experience and that would be at the famed Alister MacKenzie golf course in Australia Royal Melbourne.
FYI- I believe Australia has the best greens in the world and they are bent grass greens. Marc and Greenway Golf have numerous golf courses now that are bent and remained bent for ten years with a proven model and they are on a crusade to bring others on board but strangely enough this hasn't happened. So they continue on their merry way consulting more enlightened courses on how to construct and maintain bent grass greens.
Good news for Alameda folks is that bent greens will soon be what they putt on and I have a feeling many more courses will get in line.
So beginning in April 2014 golfers will have a chance to play the new par 3, hit balls on the new grass tee on the back of the range and practice their chipping and sand shots in the new short game area. Whew, can't wait!