By creating more appealing purposes for existing space, bringing new features and efficiencies to current structures, or starting from scratch with a state-of-the-art property, more of “tomorrow’s” clubs and resorts are fast becoming part of the current scene.
Hawk’s Landing GC at Blue Skies Schedules Construction
The new 12-hole golf course in Yucca Valley, Calif., is scheduled to begin construction in November and is expected to take about nine months to complete. Built on the site of a shuttered golf course, the project is proving to be a challenge to contractors who are working with heavily vandalized wells and electrical.
Westin Mission Hills Invests $1M in Energy Efficiency
The Rancho Mirage, Calif., resort and spa is using its local electric company’s Lodging Energy Efficiency Program as a tool to reduce its energy consumption by 14.6%, or 1.1 million kilowatt hours, in the last year. The program offers incentive payments based on the number of kilowatt hours saved, and the most recent check issued to the hotel was for $122,373.
Utility Study Tracks Efficiency Improvement from E-Z-GO’s RXV
A recent independent analysis by Southern California Edison (SCE) demonstrated that the E-Z-GO RXV electric golf car, with its innovative AC Drive, full-time regenerative braking and high-frequency PowerWise QE charger, is as much as 39 percent more energy-efficient than traditional DC-powered golf cars. According to SCE’s results, energy efficiency improved by 31 percent to 39…