Why do golf courses aerate greens?

Aerated green

Spring is almost upon us!

While we’re getting ready for the new season at the driving range, or practice putting in our living rooms, golf courses are doing the same.

Some courses aerate in the spring, some in the fall. While we all dread the day we walk up to that first green and seen the million holes waiting to take our putt off course, it is a necessary and beneficial evil. Here’s why!

Aerated greens and course responsibility

Aerated green


It’s that time of the year again…or is it?

When does your club aerate their greens?

When should they?

We know the course superintendents know best, but should they tell us what they know?

How many times have you booked a tee time only to find out, after you’ve walked up to the green at the first hole, that they’ve recently aerated. And of course, the following put looks more like a jumping bean than a perfectly rolled putt.

We believe courses should tell players, when they’re booking tee times, that the greens have been aerated.

What do you think?