Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Weather and Golf

Most golfers know how much weather conditions can effect the game. Even on a small, wooded course like Lilly Creek. provides a lot of information. Conditions, tips and games are all covered. It's a great resource. Click here to play their online golf game.


Monday, January 19, 2009

Snow Covered Green



An inch of snow covers the greens at Lilly Creek Golf Club.  Two seasons from the first tee. Sure like the warmer.



Sunday, January 4, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Bleedin' Chipmunks

After all of the work is complete to create an artificial green that rolls true and holds a wedge shot, a small force of nature comes along. They call them chipmunks, sometimes red squirrels but at LCGC they're called tunneling rodent greens killers. Some time last summer a large family of chipmunks decided to call the grounds around LCGC home.

2007-07-23-y-chipmunk01 This wasn't a problem until one of the rodent clan decided to create a subterranean 3 bedroom rancher under the corner of the first green. LCGC was open one full year before the wildlife impacted playability. The damage has yet to be repaired and back pin placement on the first green remains closed.

One of the beauties of golf is that it is played outdoors, subject to the whims of mother nature, as much so as any other sport. LCGC is busy pursuing humane methods for protecting the greens and tees from the bleedin' chipmunks.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


This is the first of hopefully many entries about a backyard golf course called Lilly Creek Golf Club. The game of golf has always been enjoyed and what better way to enjoy it than building a course right in the back yard. Creating Lilly Creek has taken a number of years and a lot of hardwork. The eight hole par 3 course was oficially opened on July 4, 2007. Two greens, each with two pin placements, and four tee boxes provide eight unique hole variations. The hole distances range from 35 yards to 50 yards. A small storm creek runs through the middle of the course creating a water hazard. A sand trap protects the front of the first green.

I hope to share the experiences and ideas with other backyard golfers.