Now that November is here, it is a good time to once again discuss why we delay play when we have frost on the grass. It really is quite simple, when there is frost on a blade of grass, and you apply traffic to that grass, the edges of the frost will puncture the cell wall of the grass and kill all of the cells. If the crown of the grass is punctured, the entire plant will die.
In November we will shift our starting tee to number ten everyday. The back nine always becomes ready to play much faster than the front nine. The sun exposure is much earlier on the back nine, plus the lower elevation on the front nine are the reasons for this. The colder mornings will require that we move our first tee time later to minimize delays caused by the frost. We do all of this to prevent damage to the grass that can happen as easily as someone walking on it.
We do everything we can to minimize your inconvenience as golfers, and realize that your time is valuable. So please know that we will always get you on the course as soon as it is safe for the grass.