Everett golf course severely damaged after wrong chemicals sprayed on grass – KIRO 7 News Seattle

EVERETT, Washington – A major landscaping mistake causes a huge renovation on Everett’s oldest golf course.

Over the next few weeks, every single putting green at Walter Hall Golf Course will be demolished and replaced because the lawn was sprayed with the wrong chemical sprays.

“(The lawn) got browner and bumpier. It burned pretty well, ”noted golfer Elvis Wheeler.

Course officials said miscommunication with a city contractor resulted in incorrect chemicals being sprayed along the course.

In the process, 18 putting greens were ruined within a few days.

Currently, much of the golf course is closed while tons of lawn are being planted.

“It really looks like it’s going to be done for a while, but then there’s a growing phase before we can really allow people to play on it,” said Bob Leonard of Everett Parks and Recreation.

In view of the mountains of dried out grass, golf course workers reported to KIRO 7 that there had been a noticeable decline in golfers at Walter Hall.

Parks and Recreation staff were quick to remind the public that the course is still open, complete with makeshift putting greens.

To encourage greater participation, golf prices have been lowered.

“It was only $ 50 for two of us in the cart,” said golfer Tammy Smith. “Usually it’s twice that.”

Estimates of damage for the “lawn conversion” are still included.

At this rate, workers said things won’t return to normal until after Labor Day.

KIRO 7 has learned that repairing the damaged course does not cost the taxpayer that is because the contractor who caused all of the damage agreed to pay the entire bill to replace anything that was ruined.

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