Mild weekend weather at Aspen Lakes comes at a perfect time

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Relatively warm, sunny weather Friday and Saturday gives golfers another great golf weekend and other long-term benefits

A dose of sunny, mild weather — exactly the kind of nice weather on tap this weekend — almost never goes unappreciated at Aspen Lakes. But a run of pleasant late-October weather is, well, particularly welcome.

For this time of year, few could ask for much more than 60 degrees and sunshine. For golfers, of course, relatively warm weather gives them at least one more weekend before the inevitable changing of the seasons.

A 60-degree day in October is sort of like pennies from heaven, and no golfer wants to waste those. More than that, after a week in which they were dusted with the season’s first snow the peaks of the Cascade Range will glow under the bright sun.

The views from Aspen Lakes will be at their most striking, and that is really saying something.

Warm weather now may actually lead to better conditions early next season.

How is that?

Well, the warm weather coupled with fertilizer applied to the greens in early October sparked a growth spurt for the turf. That actually provides some long-term benefits for the golf course by allowing the greens to heal from aerification, which was recently performed at Aspen Lakes, more quickly.

This means the putting surfaces will return to normal in days rather than weeks. That in itself is important, especially for golfers.

Perhaps more important for Aspen Lakes is that the warmth will allow the turf to extend its root system before a deep freeze sets in. And that will have the greens off to a great start to the season next spring.

“Fall is a very important time for the golf course,” said Josh Knapp, superintendent at Aspen Lakes said. “With the warm weather it is really good to try to get the grass to push more roots before it shuts itself off. It is going to help us harden up for winter a lot better. And it is actually going to push the disease period back.”

There is nothing better than perfect fall weather here at Aspen Lakes.

Best yet, Aspen Lakes is offering its offseason rates, which are $48 every day. Better yet, bring at least three cans of nonperishable, nonexpired food, and play 18 holes for $30.

Take advantage of the conditions before winter comes. To book a tee time, call 541-549-GOLF or book online at www.aspenlakes.com.

 

Fall a great time for gear at Aspen Lakes

20161015_105136.jpg Significant discounts offered for gear and apparel

Fall in love with golf and play the game long enough and your garage will eventually look like the inside of the golf shop at Aspen Lakes. For golfers, that eternal optimism is motivator enough to find the club that will help you hit the ball just a bit further, or at least the shirt that will at least help you look a bit cooler.

When to buy all that great stuff is another matter. The best time of year to load up on golf apparel and equipment is subjective.

  • Is it in spring when all the latest and greatest merchandise first hits the shelves? Certainly there is a lot to be said for getting in early.
  • Is it summer, when the golf season is in full swing? True, there is nothing quite like taking that brand new club out for a spin for the first time.

It all depends on what you are looking for in the end. But unequivocally, the best time to find a great deal from Aspen Lakes is now.

To shop for a favorite golfer, the close of the peak golf season often marks the beginning of some of the best deals of the year for both golf gear and equipment. That is certainly the case here at Aspen Lakes.

Aspen Lakes has discounted all of its apparel 20 percent, including golf shoes and logo polo shirts. That includes gear by many of the biggest names in golf, such as Nike and Adidas. More than that, golf equipment is marked down to at least 25 percent, and sometimes even more.

This is all in addition to Aspen Lakes’ clearance rack, which offers even steeper discounts for items such as logo shirts and shorts.

“There is no doubt that if you are a bargain shopper, now is an excellent time to buy,” said Rob Malone, director of golf at Aspen Lakes. “Whether shopping for a Christmas gift or just to stock up for the 2017 golf season, our fall clearance sale typically offers some of the best deals of the year.”

Speaking of the Christmas season, Aspen Lakes will soon offer a discount on golf, too. Beginning after Thanksgiving, Aspen Lakes will again offer its $55 gift card good for one round played anytime of the year ($68 with cart), including during the peak golf season.

In 2016, the peak summer rate at Aspen Lakes, a favorite among golfers in the state of Oregon, was $78.

“The annual gift card sale has really become a tradition onto itself,” Malone said. “It does make sense for gift-givers. The card locks in a low price for golf played literally any time of the year, and every golfer appreciates the gift of golf itself.”

The pro shop is open daily for much of November. After that it will be open Thursday through Sunday.

For more information: call 541-549-GOLF or visit www.aspenlakes.com.