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Canyon Golf Club in Midst of
Enhancements – Reopens September 29
Hills, AZ – August 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / SunRidge
Canyon Golf Club is in the midst of a golf course enhancement project.
The award-winning facility, ranked among the “Top 20 Best Courses You Can
Play” in Arizona by Golf Magazine, will reopen on Saturday, September
29th with a new look and feel. Following a greens improvement project during
the summer of 2015 and numerous course and facility enhancements during
the summer of 2016, this year’s improvements include:
will also perform multiple aerifications and will be verticutting in August.
Greens and fairways will also be top dressed, which will further improve
playing surfaces. The course will be overseeded in September, creating
excellent playing conditions when the course reopens on September 29th.
When the newly overseeded course reopens, golf carts will be permitted
to drive in the rough.
of bunkers on holes 1, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12 and 18 to make for better playability
and pace of play (with bunkers removed, crews have added more than 45,000
square-feet of turf, widening fairways and landing areas)
of tee boxes, with a focus on the par three tee boxes
of tees on the 8th hole
brush removal throughout the property
kitchen renovation that includes new flooring and equipment
course renovations have improved the playability and agronomic conditions
at SunRidge Canyon and course raters have taken note, as SunRidge Canyon’s
ranking has improved in Golfweek – moving from No. 26 in 2016’s
listing of best golf courses in Arizona, to No. 23 in 2017.
2016 enhancements included the removal of several fairway bunkers to expand
the fairways on holes #2 and #15; construction of a new bridge and wash
pass ways on hole #11 for cart traffic and pace of play; new tee box construction
on holes #11 and #18; desert brush removal throughout the property; a makeover
of the men’s and women’s locker rooms in the clubhouse; and a new Club
Car golf cart fleet.
2015 renovations included resurfacing all putting greens with Champion
Ultra Dwarf Bermuda grass; modifying and softening of green undulations
to allow for faster green speeds; the expansion of putting surfaces; the
redesign of bunkers on five holes; and the expansion of landing areas on
continue to find ways to improve and enhance the overall experience here
at SunRidge Canyon,” said Kris Starr, director of operations, SunRidge
Canyon. “This year’s enhancements are focusing on improving playability
and pace of play by removing a number of bunkers as well as levelling and
expanding tee boxes. We continue to be committed to making SunRidge Canyon
one of the finest golf, instruction and dining experiences in the Southwest.”
at SunRidge Canyon is an adventure, where nature plays a profound role
in establishing the layout among the ridges in Fountain Hills in some of
the most picturesque and dramatic stretches of natural land in the Sonoran
Desert. Nestled between the canyon walls and foothills of the McDowell
Mountains, on the edge of Scottsdale, this Keith Foster-layout features
scenic elevation changes, bold design features and natural beauty that
is simply awe-inspiring. From its beginning and all the way through the
signature “Wicked 6” stretch of finishing holes, it’s no wonder why SunRidge
Canyon is consistently ranked in the top 25 “Best Courses You Can Play”
in Arizona by Golfweek and Golf Magazine and also hosted the 2014 PGA Club
Professional Championship of Canada. For more information on SunRidge Canyon
Golf Club, the Wicked 6 Bar and Grill, Hot Stix Golf or instructional opportunities
at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, visit www.sunridgegolf.com
or call 480-837-5100.
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