October 2, 2019
Mercer Oaks West, Mountain View Golf Course and Princeton Country Club have aerated the greens and are back to normal
Mercer Oaks East will aerate on October 21 & 22.
Please Pardon Our Appearance…
While we work to repair the Fairways on the West course.
The recent isolated, severe rainstorms during the month of July combined with record high temperatures have led to an overall decline of much of the annual bluegrass (Poa annua) fairway turf. This damage is particularly severe in the low lying drainage ways where the soils remained saturated for an extended period of time leading to wet wilt and ultimately turf loss.
Course maintenance staff have already commenced on an overall fairway renovation program that will aim to convert the fairway turf from a bluegrass/ ryegrass mix to creeping bentgrass. This will mirror the turf species on the East course where improved bentgrass varieties are better able to tolerate the heat and soil moisture, together with improved sub- surface drainage systems, have kept that fairway turf better protected from damage due to the extreme weather events of the summer of 2018 and 2019.
We are also planning substantial capital improvement projects that will install new sub- surface drainage lines beneath the most heavily damaged areas and replace the damaged turf with creeping bentgrass sod. This work will begin in earnest in late August and continue until all of the most impacted areas are addressed and repaired.
Jay Long, Golf Course Superintendent
Mercer County Park Commission
Sand Trap Rake Initiative
Golfer please help us by placing the sand trap rakes back into the sand traps after use.
Online Booking Update
Online booking engine update was a success on May 29th. Members who have signed up on the member tee time site can now review the tee times they have and also cancel. Cancelling only works if it is outside a 24 hour window. Also you can modify down, meaning if you have booked 3 people you can modify down to 2. As of now you can not modify up.
24 hour call center
As another option to booking and cancelling online you can also call our 24 hour reservation system at 844-595-3324.
New Online Booking System 3-1-19
To book online tee times go to our website www.golfmercercounty.com Look for Tee Times at the top of the page and scroll down to member tee times. For first time users you must sign up first. Make sure the email that you use when signing up is the same one we have on file as part of your membership. When choosing a password it must have at least 2 numbers, one letter and be at least 8 characters long.
If you are an updated 2019 member and are having problems booking tee times online, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Memberships are just $10 to purchase or renew!
Check out our calendar for information on closures for outings and tournaments.