We only have a small team of greenkeepers here at Forest Hills but they punch way above their weight when it comes to the condition of the course. Our hard working team, seen here mowing the fairways and greens, have had extra mowing this year as the sunshine and showers has been ideal grass growing conditions.
New signage and some super new machinery should make the tees easier to find and the greens faster.
The feedback we receive cites the course and friendliness of the staff as the 2 top things visitors notice, so they must be doing something right. In the speeches at the end of a long golf day, when the sentence is heard ‘and we’d like to thank the greenkeepers’ we know it’s well deserved.
If you’d like to read our ‘myths exploded’ blog post entitled ‘Why do they always mow in front of us’ click here.
At the end of a wet winter one of the things you won’t see is standing water (apart from the ponds of course!) The trees might be bare still for a month or two yet but the Course is still enjoyable in the February sunlight. Just wrap up warm. We’ve yet to see if the winter wheels policy helps the course improve more quickly come the spring but spring is most definitely around the corner.
This is the last of our monthly picture blog series, a whole year has gone by since we started. A new blog series will be arriving with the new golf season.
We look forward to seeing you on the Course.
Rain interspersed with frost. Hmmm. While surrounding courses are still waterlogged, Forest Hills holds up well. You need to book a tee time though, the days are short and everyone needs to be out in the fresh air getting some exercise. No buggies and trolleys only with Winter wheels are the order of the day.
Our photographer caught our regular Saturday golfers on a frosty morning. There were so many wonderful pictures it was hard to narrow them down.
Our photographer is Kathryn from Capture this Moment photography.
‘In the Deep Midwinter’..
Rain, Rain followed by a bit more rain summed up December. Our photographer came out one misty morning and captured our golfers and the Course.
Still on main greens and only a few temporary tees (3 in total which are moved between holes to even out wear) Forest Hills is one of the most popular places to play during the Winter.
Autumn is one of the best times in the Forest of Dean. The colours are spectacular as the trees change. For our greenkeepers the leaves create more work – which increases every year as the course matures and the trees all get bigger. This autumn it’s mild, creating lovely golfing conditions.
Pictures by Kathryn Goddard of Capture This Moment Photography