Dunwoodie Virtually Unplayable Due to Turf Disease
Dunwoodie Golf Course has a disease.
There’s no punch line here. The Yonkers, New York track says its greens are suffering from “Pythium Root Blight” and “Wet Wilt,” due to “the recent heavy rains and high temperatures.” Believe it or not, that looks worse than it sounds.
The greens are in awful shape:
And so are the fairways (yes, this is a fairway):
I hate to kick as man – in this case, a course – when he’s down…but I’ve never seen such horrendous conditions on a golf course. You can’t find a clean lie in the fairway, and you can’t putt without your ball heading in about 12 different directions.
Frankly, this course should be shut down until these turf diseases are cured. The fact that tee-times and money are being accepted is a joke. A couple of small fliers in the hallway of the pro shop explaining the awful conditions are the only warning golfers receive (they should be given a heads-up on the Westchester County golf reservation hotline/website).
Again, I feel bad that Dunwoodie’s grass is suffering, but you shouldn’t have to: I wouldn’t play this course until conditions are resolved (which, based on what I saw today, could be a long, long time).