Monday, July 17, 2017

Great Visit to Dalton Ranch Golf Club

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Dalton Ranch Golf Club in Durango, Colorado. Brett Shaffer, golf course superintendent, gave me a wonderful tour of the facility and we discussed some of the local agronomic issues along the way. At the time of my visit, the Durango area had been suffering from an extensive period of drought and high temperatures. Water management in this region is always at the top of the minds of all local superintendents. Even with difficult environmental conditions, I found Dalton Ranch to be in excellent condition.

Brett Shaffer, Golf Course Superintendent at Dalton Ranch GC with their new clubhouse in the background.

The Animas River runs through portions of the course and is the lifeblood for water in this area of Colorado.

Dalton Ranch was designed by Ken Dye and opened in 1993.

When this famous tree died at Dalton, it was turned into Mountain Lion art.

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