Go Green: Overseeding Keeps Golf Courses Primed for Play

Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club shows how they use short timeframe to ready course for high season

Judd Spicer Golf



Ball-strikers and non-golfers alike know the term. They know it because it's the time of year when many valley golf courses close.

So as we collectively ready for Palm Springs' annual high-season, golf courses across the valley are readying their respective tracks for swarms of players looking to enjoy rounds amid the desert's idyllic winter temps.

The sunny days are accompanied by some crisp nights, which require golf courses to "overseed" their warm-weather grasses (most typically Bermuda) with ones which can withstand the cold (namely rye grasses).

To help us understand more of the general and finite details that go into overseed, take a look at our video featuring Kevin Wallace, director of grounds at Marriott's Shadow Ridge Golf Club in Palm Desert.


VIDEO: Listen to Kevin Wallace explain the rationale behind overseeding.


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