This week the Town of Clayton started a storm drainage project on Ridgeway property near the maintenance facility. The goal of the project is to build a large holding pond to collect water before it reaches the golf course. This pond will slowly drain into existing drainage on the property. The pond will be located out of play well left of #12 fairway near the maintenance facility. Also a new driveway will be built on the far west end of the new nursery.
This is good news because it will result in less golf course closures after heavy rains than in the past. In the past the course closed due to a large flowing river running across hole #'s: 12, 2, 3, 4, 7, and 15. These areas would become impassable by foot or with a vehicle. The new pond will not solve all of the flooding problems but will add days to your golfing calendar. Also because the Town is taking care of this project there is no cost to Ridgeway.
There will be minimal interference as it relates to your golfing experience in the coming weeks. Wednesday on #12 they dug a hole to reset the manhole that was there previously and quickly added fill. Also some minor work may be done south of #11 fairway to facilitate construction of the new driveway. That should be the only interference to the golf course itself, most of the work will take place near the maintenance facility well out of play. However do expect some noise of construction equipment while playing #11 and #12.
We will keep you informed on the status of this important project in the days and weeks to come. Enjoy the beautiful weather that is in our near future.