Pro Shop Hours
We are looking forward to a great golfing season for 2017!
For Tee Times you can book on line or call 814 239-1023.
Course is currently closed. Check back for opening dates for 2017!
Monday: Closed Except for Holidays (4th of July, etc.)
Tue. - Sun. and Holidays- 9am - 6pm
|Green Fee's||With Cart|
Sundays -"Special" 18 holes/cart $23 - 9AM - NOON
Mondays - closed
Tuesdays - "Senior Day" - Over 50 years of age - $16
Wednesdays - "Couple's Day" - $32 - Single's - $16
Thursdays - "18 holes/cart" - $23
Fridays -"TGIF" 9 holes/cart + BBQ - $25 BBQ only $12
Blue Knob Golf Course Update
As we proceed with the caring for Blue Knob Golf course, we will try to keep you posted on what happens. Many people do not understand the complexities of caring for golf courses and we will try to touch on key issues as we perform the procedures.
We continue to mow the greens and fairways and completed the first round of putting chemicals down for bugs, ants, and worms as well as treating for snow molds and other winter related fungal.
We have put out all the ball cleaners and trash cans. We didn't put them out on the opening weekend because of the possible freezing during the night. It could freeze the water in the ball cleaners and break them. Hopefully no more freezes!
A multitude of fungal pathogens attack creeping bent grass (CBG). However, the types of diseases that occur and their severity vary considerably among regions. For example, snow molds and yellow patch (synonymous with cool-temperature brown patch) are commonplace on golf courses in Northern states.
Dollar spot may be caused by at least two different fungi, but the taxonomy of these pathogens remains unclear. However, this disease is without question the most common disease of CBG. In regions where it is chronic, it is difficult and extremely expensive to manage.
Predisposing conditions: Dollar spot is most destructive when days are warm, nights are cool and heavy dew forms. For some regions, it is primarily a late-spring and early summer disease, which often recurs in the autumn. In more Northern regions, it is primarily a summer disease. In some years and regions, dollar spot may be active from late spring to late fall. It is more destructive to slow-growing or poorly nourished turf.
Aerate the Greens
We have completed all holes
and will start working on the traps
WE HAVE A NEW MAINTENANCE MANAGER FOR OUR GOLF COURSE
Ben Misco –Golf Course maintenance
Ben will be our manager for maintenance of the Blue Knob Golf Course.
He's a local who graduated from Altoona High and then served in the US Marine Corps for 4 years while serving 2 combat tours in Iraq. When he returned, he applied and was accepted at Penn State. Since he had experience in golf, he decided to get his BS degree in Turf grass Science and has worked at several golf courses since his graduation. Several years ago Blue knob had him come up and help when we were in need of someone with his skills. He came back to Altoona this year because of family and having helped Blue Knob in the past, agreed to continue helping since he's already familiar with our golf course. He has his work cut out, but feels that the golf course can be brought up to the high standards expected.