There’s the Problem! – December 21, 2015
If you’ve played golf these past two weeks, you may have noticed us working on Hole 6. After our last rain event, a bunker began turning into an unplanned water hazard. While we thought it would be a small drainage problem, we quickly realized it would turn into a major project.
We decided the only way to resolve our problem was to start digging down to the pipe. We traced wires from both ends of the drain pipe to pinpoint the section causing the problem. What we found surprised us all.
A nearby bald cypress tree had managed to root its way into our drainage system. Our records show the tree was installed in 2003.
What was once a small tree root had managed to grow its way into a coupling joint and expanded into a 2″ diameter root which branched out filling our six inch drain pipe. All the root mass was removed, we installed new pipe and couplers were sealed to insure no roots would enter the pipe in the future.