Saying Goodbye to Stonebrae’s All-Natural Golf Course Maintenance Crew

March 29, 2012

For the past 30 days, TPC Stonebrae has been using a new method of golf course maintenance that can only be described as astounding! With the implementation of a crew of goats to graze the Stonebrae golf course, it’s likely you may have seen the crew a few times over the course of the month. But in case you missed this exciting addition to our agronomy team, here’s a short recap:

Week 1: During week one, the goats primarily grazed the areas in and around Holes 6, 8, 9, 11 and 12.

Wonder no more what 400 goats look like!

Grazing their first location at Hole 11.

Week 2: The goats were moving faster than expected, so we added few additional areas for this crew to clean up, including Holes 7, 10 and 18.

Hole 10 prior to being cleaned up by the goat crew.

Hole 12 after it had been grazed.

Week 3: This week the goats were moved to graze the slope left of the practice center by the main road, down to the home lots.

Look at them go!

Check out this image of Hole 10 before grazing.

And after grazing!

Week 4: This is the final week the goats were on-site. Grazing happened between the 1st and 2nd fairways on Hole 12. Then they began work right of the cart path by the Hole 12 tee and moved down the right side of the Hole 6 fairway.

These goats are getting ready for a full day of grazing!

Working near the roadside.

We hope you enjoyed seeing the goats around as much as we did! They will certainly be missed, but don’t worry because they’ll be back again! We’d also like to say a special thank you to our agronomy team for their continued efforts to maintain TPC Stonebrae as naturally as possible, upholding the Stonebrae mission to preserve the natural spaces in and around Stonebrae in the most environmentally sensitive way.

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