Few People Know That North Carolina Is The Birthplace Of Miniature Golf

published: March 10th, 2023 by

Sometime between 1916 and 1918, James Barber constructed the first miniature golf course on the gardens of his Pinehurst estate “winding in and out among the shrubbery” “a kind of glorified and elongated putting green,” said part of the famous article published Saturday, Feb. 2, 1918, in “The Pinehurst Outlook.” The article’s headline, “Miniature Golf” seemed to help preserve the name of the new game. Let’s find out about the father of this popular pastime and the birth of miniature golf in North Carolina.     James Barber, who owned the Barber Steamship Lines of New York, is credited with building the first… Read More »

Geese harassment and Control

published: July 29th, 2022 by

Did you ever wonder how all of the geese that are congregating on the golf course are affecting the ecology of the ponds? How about the effect they may have on us or our animals? Considering each goose can produce 1 to 2 pounds of droppings each day, and a typical Canada goose may poop 28 times a day, it doesn’t look good for anyone. In fact, Geese are major contributors to Phosphorus and Nitrogen in ponds. These nutrients come directly from goose excrement and cause pond eutrophication. Pond eutrophication is a natural process that all bodies of water experience. It is… Read More »

Golf Course Updates

published: July 8th, 2022 by

Exciting times here at the new Occano HOA and Golf Club. I wanted to give a brief update to the course renovations. The sodding should be starting soon (in the next two weeks), the sand traps on holes 1 and 2 are waiting on sand, and are ready to be filled in. Bridge work is starting next week (starting on hole 4) it is imperative that no one enters the front nine as it is an active construction area at this time. Your safety as well as the crews is our top priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding, and… Read More »