General News:

Upcoming Golf Aberdeen Greens Maintenance Programme 2022 – key dates to be aware of


In order to keep our main greens playable all year round, it is crucial that we carry out our Greens Maintenance Programme.

This year, we’ll be closing our courses whilst the works take place. We’ve integrated this into our calendar to cause as little disruption as possible and will endeavour to have the courses back open for play as soon as we can.

The courses will be closed on the following dates:

  • Kings Links – 5 to 7 September
  • Hazlehead Pines – 12 to 14 September
  • Hazlehead 9 Hole – 12 to 14 September (temporary greens will be in play on the 9-hole course)
  • MacKenzie Championship – 19 to 21 September
  • Balnagask – 26 to 28 September

The works are weather dependent and whilst this will cause some temporary disruption, we hope to keep this to a minimum.

Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) visited our courses to inspect the greens on two occasions this season, so after it made recommendations, our Greens Maintenance Programme consists of:

  • Scarification to remove organic matter
  • Aeration where greens are hollow cored/solid tined
  • Application of wetting agent whilst the cores are open
  • Top dress the greens to fill the holes
  • Overseed the greens
  • Apply fertiliser to the greens

The maintenance programme also incorporates the results of organic matter testing recently completed on our greens.

We thank you for your continued support and patience during this time.