The Fountain Hills, Ariz. course will reopen in late September after work that will remove bunkers on seven holes and add more than 45,000 sq. ft. of turf. The project follows greens improvement work in 2015 and course and facility enhancements last year.
Notable shifts in one of the industry’s key markets, Scottsdale, Ariz., reflect how club and resort properties must respond to new trends in golf, recreation and leisure.
Sleek but comfortable locker rooms provide members with space to relax and unwind in an eye-catching setting.
Cypress Knoll Golf and Country Club in Palm Coast, Fla., and Mooresville (N.C.) Municipal Golf Course are both on track to reopen in September; Winter Park (Fla.) Golf Course and SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz., will each reopen October 1; Rockwood Park Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas is scheduled to reopen in late October or early November, unveiling a $4.48 million makeover; and Wanakah Country Club in Hamburg, N.Y., accelerated phase three of its master plan, with the final phase set to begin in 2017.
When it reopens in October after completing a half-million-dollar course enhancement project, the Fountain Hills, Ariz. club will participate in the management firm’s programs for rewards, vacations and group/tournament opportunities.
The Fountain Hills, Ariz., club closed for the summer to improve the golf course through two deep aerifications of all greens, leveling and reseeding 31 tee boxes, minimizing overgrown areas, adding beginner and family tees, and purchasing Visage GPS systems for 80 carts. The owners also announced the club’s new leadership team, including a partnership with chef Michael O’Dowd.
To mark the club’s 65th anniversary, members opted to close the golf course for the first time over the summer for a restoration. Coinciding with the renovation work, the club re-crafted its equity, seasonal and junior membership options, and named Jeff Lessig as Club Operations Manager.
Jeff Lessig, General Manager of the Fountain Hills, Ariz., club, is advocating a voluntary community-wide program to convince residents to switch from using salt to potassium in their home water softeners. Six area golf courses use the treated, reclaimed wastewater, and Lessig hopes to minimize sodium levels before it enters the stream rather than taking on the costs of desalination or buying potable water.
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The instruction facility will be located on SunRidge Canyon’s practice facility with a permanent structure to be built in 2012 to house the school.
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Troon Golf has been selected by SunCor Development Company to manage its Sedona Golf Resort, located in the “red rock country” of Sedona, Ariz. Troon Golf has also been selected by SunCor Development Company to manage SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, Fountain Hills, Ariz. Designed by course architect Gary Panks, Sedona’s par 71…