Superintendent’s Corner

Here at River Oaks we strive to give you, our members and guests, the best golfing experience every time you tee off. We have had an successful past, a flourishing present, and we want you to be part of our bright future. Although the Board has only a few members we want everyone to help us build that bright future. One way of doing so is to keep all our members updated on our most recent happenings on the course, as well as the plans for the future. Below are the minutes from our most recent Board Meetings where our successes are celebrated, areas of improvement are addressed, and plans for the future are cultivated.

May 1st 2020 message

As we all know, the world is going through such a tough time.  I Really think that golf courses around the world will seriously need a tremendous boost after the covid-19 pandemic subsides.  Please be mindful to the your club moving forward.  If you come out to play a quick round, just think of others while you are out there.  This is one of the things I have often said about golf etiquette, and I think you should always understand that you should consider the player behind you. 

As pertaining to the course in everyday functions, I think we should still abide by the monday schedule moving forward.  As most of you will think that you should be out here as much as possible, you still need to be safe.  Remember, you are not the only person on the course and will not be the only one out here for days and maybe months to come.  Also, on the other hand I would like for you to think of the maintenance department before you come out as well.  If we get sick because of a careless person, the course will struggle.  Please be courteous!! As the temperatures rise. we will be mowing as much as the weather will allow, so be mindful to staff. 

We have edged and weeded bunkers last week to prepare for regular bunker play.  As for now, rules for bunker play will stay the same until golf course accessories are allowed on site.  We also have made a tee placement sheet that we ask you follow for the foreseeable future.  This will allow us to stagger the wear patterns on tees moving forward.

If you have any questions moving forward, please call the maintenance department and leave a message.

Let the big dog eat

Golf Course Superintendent Ricky Johnson
Assistant Superintendent Scott Johnson