Frost Delay on golf course

Golf Course Frost Delays

When temperatures drop overnight causing frost to form on the fairways and putting greens we choose to implement a ‘Frost Delay.’ When the golf course runs a frost delay it normally pushes back all the tee times until the ground has warmed up enough for the frost to melt.   Reasons for Golf Course Frost Delay We’re coming into that frosty time of year here in Upstate New York. Although golf course turf is normally resilient to traffic, when ice crystals form inside the plants, they become brittle and vulnerable to damage. If frost on the course is ignored and…

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Frost Delay

Frost Delay to opening today (Nov. 4). We’re coming into that frosty time of year here in Upstate New York. Although golf course turf is normally resilient to traffic, when ice crystals form inside the plants, they become brittle and vulnerable to damage. There will be a frost delay at Hartford Greens Country Club any time the temperatures are below 32 degrees and frost is on the course. We do not like delaying your play anymore than you like waiting, but we have to allow nature to take its course and prevent damage to our course. So, next time the temperatures drop into the freezing range, do yourself a favor and call the clubhouse to ask if there is a delay before heading out for your early tee time.