In 2004 the Gravett's total tree cutting reached 500 poplarscut. The reasoning for the removal of these trees was to reduce turfrelated problems allowing for healthier grass in areas where poplars tookover. The pace of play was significantly quicker as golfers were able tofind their golf balls quicker and their golf performances improved.Poplar trees are known for taking up too much of the soil moisture and robbingit from grass growing. "In the case of our course:, Gary Gravett pointed out, "the poplars were becoming a menace to the health and welfareof the rest of our tree and vegetation grown, and we are pleased that now ourgolfers and others realize we did indeed take correct steps with the tree reductionprogram." The addition of 13 new cart paths were made in 2005 as well as transplanting upto 200 pine trees thought the course for improved aesthetic values.In the year of 2005 the Gravetts reached a milestone in only thee years ofownership. Their plans had arrived with the June opening of the"Baby Boomer Golf Academy." It took only 111 days to completethe major detailing of the nine holes, having started on June 15th. Despitethe season when golf courses are the busiest the crew of J.D. Landscapersmaintained a projected schedule of quality workmanship. Routing anddesigning the course himself, Gary along with the services of R.F. Moote andAssociates, made it much easier to work with the contractor. The areataken for the golf course will improve drainage and benefit the environment ofhaving grass-covering farmland. Gravettstated, “In our opinion the area needed a golf course of this stature. Sunset has grown in popularity, fitting inperfectly with the increased tourist traffic of this beautiful town. We are indeed proud to have introduced ourextension to our main facility and hope we have brought recreational excellenceto this area.”
In 2006 new cart paths and bridgework on holes 15 and18 were done to improve the water flow, lessening the problems experienced witheach rainstorm. The 2006 season openedwith a new tee of hole number one.
2007 Opening of the Baby Boomer Golf Academy Par 3 Executive Course
New practice facility which includes putting green, bunker and large tee deck to handle 40 golfers at once.
2008 Clubhouse Renovation – former enclosed patio is now fully enclosed for all seasons, with fire place and seating for 160+
New # 4 & 8 tee for extra length for these holes. Fairway trap # 4 at top of hill
Addition to back of #16 green
2009 New fairway bunkers on# 1, 8, 12, 13, 14,15,
Many large poplars removed from golf course and pine treestransplanted
2010 Cart pathspaved for # 11 tee hill, # 14 tee hill and # 15 green hill
Hole# 3 green addition to back left and removal of frontleft bunker, new bunker put 40 yards in front left of green
2011 # 3 blue teemoved back 25 yards. New green beingbuilt for #4 green over the creek, along with new # 5 blue and white tee
New cart path from # 1 green to # 3 tee
2012 Parking lotbeing drained by # 19 green.
Tree work continuing on course for better turf conditions
Halfway house was doubled in size for better service andmore room for food equipment
2013 # 17 greenaddition to back left, along with pond redesign
Several large trees removed from around greens for bettersunlight and air movement
Several ash trees had to be taken down with disease in them
Walk in freezer room added to back of clubhouse in fall
2014 Course stafftrimmed trees on 12 holes this year, for better playability and for newequipment to work around trees
2015 # 18 pond atgreen filled in, several new forward tees being built