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Pines course shut down at Christmas mountain village

Discussion in 'US - Central States Timesharing' started by rapmarks, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. rapmarks

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    they have not been taking care of the course the past two years and they finally shut it Down. It is lined by homes, villas and timbers. There is a meeting Wednesday at 3:30 in Jolleys about the course with the assistant manager. The person in charge of the pro shop left about a month ago. The oaks course isn't in the best of shape.
     
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    That's unfortunate
     
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    Very worrisome, they haven't opened one of the ski lifts for past two years either
     
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    The pines is open now, but the entire course is in very bad condition. I am posting again because I see ads on here for Christmas Mountain advertising it having a beautiful 27 hole golf course. It does not. It is an embarrassment.
     
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    Sounds like my kind of golf course. As a golfer, I'm an embarassment!
     
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    Then you wouldn’t mind that they repaired the greens that were ruined by hydrolic acid by placing sod right on top of the ruined parts rather than level with the rest of the green.
     
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    Sounds a little bumpy! Even I would have noticed that. But, I wouldn't have made the putt anyway!

    What's hydrolic acid? What's the normal use of the stuff?
     
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    Are you saying you played there and didn’t notice.
    Ruined grass with mower leaks last year, somehow used to rectify situation, then this year used the sod.
    If you go to Facebook and type in Christmas Mountain Village you can read what a golfer posted a couple of weeks ago. They are losing the tournaments play, they are losing members. If bluegreen is not committed to the course, it will be too late to bring it back.
     
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    Golf? Me? I haven't played in 45 years!
     
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    Everyone says the mowers leaked hydrolic acid. Mower wide stripes across three greens, back and forth. That was last year. This year they put sod on top of the dead grass. No sand left in a lot of traps, grass and weeds growing out of them. Tees are browned out, dandelions growing on them.
     
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    Hydraulic fluid, maybe?
     
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    Sounds more likely to me
     
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    The latest I just heard is that the assistant manager, who promised so much at the meeting, has been fired or has resigned. The pines is supposedly open, but they don’t send anyone out on it. It is unplayable
     
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    There is a big sign blocking the entrance to the Pines course saying closed.
    The groundskeeper has left.
    The person running the pro shop left a few months ago, so the groundskeeper was running the pro shop also. A part time employee is going back to his teaching job, someone who works the front desk will be trained to run the pro shop. They haven’t had a golf professional for yeArs
     
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    Today a beautiful home on the closed course had an open house. I took a look out of curiosity and asked the realtor how the course closure affected sale price. I have interest because I own a home on the course.
    First she denied the course was closed. Then she said she would ask the groundskeeper when it would open. I said he is gone. She said it would not affect the price at all, but the listing said it was on the golf course and to enjoy the golf course from the deck. Anyhow she took off and was nowhere is sight when I left the premises. Is it ethical to advertise as golf course property on a course that is closed and a lot of uncertainty whether it is going to open again.
     
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    The latest. A young woman has taken over to become director of golf and ski operations. She doesn’t golf or ski. She came over to the starter with five pitching wedges and said a salesman was going to give a putting lesson and he should use these. He explained they needed putters. She locks up at six but the carts are still out. They are left all over the parking lot with the keys in the ignition she told the ski instructor to show her how to give lessons because she was going to take that over too.
    Oh Lordy
     
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    The Annual Meeting of the members will be held at the following date, time, and place:

    Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018
    Time: 2:30pm CDT
    Place: Christmas Mountain Village Resort
    S944 Christmas Mountain Road, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

    Here's an opportunity for the board of directors to hear the concerns about the Pines Golf course
     
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    My meeting is at five o’clock
     
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    Annual meeting notice was part of the proxy vote material i received. Strange they would have two meetings.
     
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    They have them all day and night because there are several associations
     
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