Arlington Golf offers fabulous golf at four distinctly different courses to players of every level of experience. Whether you are a beginner or the most seasoned player, you will enjoy an unforgettable experience at each of our fine locations. Our diverse Arlington courses offer a variety of amenities to accommodate all players' needs, including special fees during twilight hours, exclusive offers, leagues, lessons and clinics, as well as tournament and event planning.
During periods of cold weather, tee times might be delayed due to the covering and uncovering of greens complexes and/or frost delays. We thank you for your understanding, as we continue our mission of providing great course conditions year round by protecting our product during the winter months. Please contact the Pro Shop to inquire about delayed starts or early closings.
Why do you cover the greens?
Our course superintendents make the decision to cover the greens complexes when the nighttime temperatures are anticipated to drop into the mid 20s or lower (degrees Fahrenheit) with the following daytime temperatures lower than 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Other factors include wind chill and the soil moisture prior to a cold front. By covering the greens complexes, we can prevent some of the winter-kill (turf loss) issues associated with freezing temps.
What is a frost delay?
Frost is essentially frozen dew. Ice crystals visible on the outside of the plant can also form on the inside of grass blades. The grass plant, normally resilient to footsteps or cart traffic, becomes brittle and fragile when ice crystals form. Under the pressure of traffic, ice crystals puncture living plant tissues and rupture plant cells. Damage will not appear right away, but it will show up in footsteps and tire tracks the following days as the plant is unable to repair itself and begins to die. Frost damage can occur on any turfgrass mowed at any height but it is amplified when the plant is mowed low, as on a putting green. In a best-case scenario, damage will be limited to leaf blades only, which will eventually disappear once active turf growth resumes. However, if the plant crown, or growing point of the plant, is compromised, damage will be more severe and recovery could take months. Keep in mind, a foursome typically takes several hundred footsteps on each green, so even allowing just a few groups to play when frost is present can be very damaging to the greens, and the rest of the golf course for that matter. - Description provided by the USGA.