The greens have grown in, the bunkers are completed and various asphalt cart paths have now been repaired.
Larry Shepherd (Course Superintendent) and his crew will be very busy working on the finishing touches and final details as we approach the official opening on October 7th.
Some of the details you’ll notice include new tees signs on every hole, Tee It Forward blocks in the fairways, refurbished yardage posts, tree trimming and a new practice bunker. In addition, the staff has worked to clean up native areas along various creek banks.
Since the greens, collars, approaches and collection areas are new turf, the heights of cut on these areas are higher than what they’ll be next year. This height is necessary to protect the new turf during the upcoming winter. What this means to a golfer is green speeds will be slower (around 9 feet) and the approaches will not be as firm. These conditions will impact the typical bump and run shots utilized on fast surfaces that will be present next year.
The Scotsdale Golf course looks fantastic and we’re excited to hear the feedback. The Clubhouse also is progressing nicely and we know our Members will enjoy Proshop and quaint pub atmosphere.
Remember to mark your calendar for the two Grand Opening Celebration activities on October 6:
- 12:00 – 1:00: A Tour of the course will be provided from Keith Ihms
4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.: Members and their Guests can enjoy the newly renovated clubhouse, drink specials, bagpipe music and a drawing for framed Scotsdale tee flags. Bring your own lawn chair and please note – this event will occur rain or shine.