Sep 13

Farmington’s New Himalayas Course Balances Fun and Sustainability

When we visited Scott Ramsay at CC of Farmington recently, he gave his colleagues from the Connecticut GCSA a peek at his new baby: a giant putting course styled after the famed Himalayas at St. Andrews.

“We think it’s a great way to give our members a new thing to enjoy, and it helps us offer one of the best practice facilities in our area,” said Ramsay. “The membership worked with our golf course architect, Matt Dusenberry, to finalize the design, and then we did the construction over the past year. We planted some of the latest and greatest bentgrasses – including the Piper and Oakley varieties from Mountain View Seeds – and it’s beginning to mature nicely.”

He doesn’t treat the Himalayas course with his regular greens spray program because of its proximity to the river and his commitment to environmental quality across the property. “We keep the environment in mind in every aspect of managing the golf club.”

The putting course opened in June, and the membership is beginning to love it. “Our halfway house is one of the best in golf, and now more people are dining down here, hitting balls, and having fun on the Himalayas course. The kids love putting while mom and dad enjoy beverages at the halfway house. We’re thrilled with how it turned out.”


About The Author

More than 60 years ago, Aquatrols introduced the world’s first commercially available soil wetting agent. Since creating an entirely new product category to address water management challenges and opportunities, the company has remained a top innovator and producer of high-performance soil surfactants and related technologies. Aquatrols’ advanced product suite optimizes soil-water-plant interactions in agricultural, professional turfgrass, and horticultural industries in more than 40 countries. Headquartered in southern New Jersey, Aquatrols also has offices in the United Kingdom and conducts business on six continents.