News, events, and bulletins for neighbors living in Historic Germantown, Nashville, TN.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

9:14 PM

posted by HGN Secretary |

Shelby Golf Course

The Metro Parks and Recreation Department will gas the existing greens
at Shelby Golf Course and replant, which will necessitate the temporary
closing of the facility. The course will officially close on Monday,
May 8 and reopen in August 2006. The Shelby Golf Course greens have
degenerated to the point that the main greens consist of what is termed,
"common Bermuda" which is bumpy when cut at the height needed. The
Department will extinguish the existing grass within the guidelines
provided by the EPA and replant with a new hybrid of Bermuda grass that
is intended to be used on golf greens. It will take approximately two
months for these greens to "grow in" to the point they can be used to
putt on. The overall effect will be a quality surface which will be a
great improvement to the golf course. We estimate that 70-80% of the
golfers will play at Ted Rhodes, Two Rivers, or McCabe while Shelby is

Roy Wilson
Metro Parks & Recreation