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Cart Path Only

Cart Path Only – one of the most difficult decisions superintendents have to make. No golfer is happy with this restriction but this decision on cart traffic are always made with the best long-term interest of the turf, golf facility and ultimately, the golfer, in mind. The following is a brief list of common instances when cart traffic restrictions are warranted: 

  • Heavy rain or during prolonged periods of wet weather when soils are saturated, soft and most prone to compaction.

  • Whenever frost is present because of ice crystals, under the pressure of traffic, can puncture live plant tissue that will result in, at the very least, temporary discoloration of leaves or, at worst, plant death.

    These are just a few examples, all of which result in noticeable damage to the golf course. The road to recovery for damaged turf is rarely pretty so if it can be avoided by simply exercising a little caution, the Tri Mountain maintenance team will steer this way to provide the best playing conditions for all of our guest that visit our facility.


    The team at Tri Mountain sells two things: Customer Service and Golf Course Conditions. Any time that we are fixing things deters from our ability to be more efficient and to ensure the guest experience.  

    Moving forward – we ask that all players requesting a Blue Flag show appropriate documentation at pro shop registration. Examples may include a driver’s license issuing handicap parking or a note from a physician. As of Sunday November 15th 2015, in order to receive a Blue Flag, please show appropriate documentation at pro shop registration. 

    Thank You for keeping your Golf Cart on the Cart Path.