Yes, we do aerate our immaculate greens at Princeville Makai Golf Club, but be assured, even the day following our aeration process all of the playing surfaces are playable AND we never poke any holes into our world class views everyone loves us for!
Why Do Golf Courses Aerate Greens?
The word aeration regularly stimulates negative emotions for my golfers. So much so, that golfers often ask, “why is aeration needed?” Aeration is an essential program to keep playing golf course playing surfaces healthy and in good condition. Aeration primarily is performed to control organic matter – i.e. decaying roots and grass stems – relieve soil compaction, stimulate root growth and improve drainage. Furthermore, excessive organic matter creates soft surfaces prone to ball mark, foot printing and inconsistent playing conditions. Aeration and topdressing are the most effective ways to control organic matter and maintain smooth, firm putting surfaces.
With Princeville Makai Golf Course being an elite, Top 100 ranked course, we preform the aeration process biannually. On a normal year we will execute this process once in the Spring and once in the Fall. If you and your golf group members do not want to experience our Top 100 golf experience during or following an aeration we recommend you call ahead to discuss the below dates, overall impact, and healing time required with our golf professional staff prior to booking your memorable golf trip to the North Shore of Kauai, Hawaii.
Mahalo Nui Loa (Thank You Very Much) for your understanding!
2023 Aeration Dates:
- Spring Aeration: Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 – Thursday, April 20th, 2023 (Course Closed)
- Fall Aeration: Tuesday, August 15th, 2023 – Thursday, August 17th, 2023 (Course Closed)