Monday, August 14, 2017



As Scottsdale Private Golf Courses work our way through June and into the summer months, our goal to create enough events and programs which bring you to the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  with your family and friends The participation this past season in the majority of Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  tournaments continues to grow and push past prior year’s numbers, and I see no reason why this can’t continue for our summer events. The two most notable Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  events are our Men’s summer Scottsdale Golf Club  Member Guest, “The Inferno”, and the Ladies summer Member Guest, “The Scorcher”. “The Inferno” is a two day tournament held on August 18th/19th. Despite the heat - or perhaps because of it – this tournament continues to see enormous success, and has generated a significant amount of buzz around the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  as a one-of-a-kind summer invitational. “The Scorcher” is our ladies’ event held this year on August 31st. Operating in the same heat levels as “The Inferno”, the scorcher continues to gather participants willing to tough it out for a chance at summer glory! Signups and information regarding these events can be found online, or by contacting the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  shop with any questions. It is our intent to keep summer golf fun and eventful, and to support this idea we will be hosting mini-game Wednesdays, with formats that include “Center Cut”, “Putt Your Eyes Out”, “1 Club Championship” and many more! Please stay familiar with the events tab on Foretees, and keep on the lookout for notices regarding these Scottsdale Golf Club tournaments.  We also began our Scottsdale Golf Club Reciprocal Play program. This continues to provide new Scottsdale Golf Club courses for our members to enjoy, as well as showcase the wonderful Country Club at DC Ranch to members of other private courses. Members may schedule times three (3) days in advance, and are subject to the availability of that chosen course’s tee sheet. If you have any questions regarding available days, courses, or pricing, please contact the professional staff.

Finally, as we always discuss, the Scottsdale Golf Club  “Pride of Ownership” program initiated by the Scottsdale Golf Club committee is ongoing year round and we are all asked to do our part. Taking the time to rake all bunkers smoothly, repair all ball marks properly, and fill all divots completely with sand and seed will go a long way in keeping our course in prime condition and shows a great deal of respect for all players.

Friday, August 11, 2017




As we move closer to the fall, you will be seeing quite a few reminders in various club publications as well as a full version of the rules published on the website. So please stay tuned! As we continue our planning for a potential Phase II Scottsdale Golf Club Expansion, I wanted to share with you some of the news and articles about Scottsdale Private Golf Courses trends and challenges which are shared with the Board and the Master Planning Committee.
It was suggested that we also find a way to share with the membership at large . . . and a number of these articles are now posted on the Scottsdale Golf Club  website. Some interesting facts of note include the following:

Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  that have added to their non-golf sports programs have seen significant increases to initiation fees compared to those who rely on golf to drive both fees and attractiveness

Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  are taking the role of becoming a local resort to its members (i.e. a “one stop shop”) rather than the traditional golf club model

• Targets need for fitness center stare footage is 3500-6000 square feet

• Expected annual fitness center visits nearing 40,000 (current number is 20,000)

Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  should offer specialized services as a part of their wellness efforts due to the age of the Scottsdale Golf Club demographic (i.e. services that work to heal injuries, services to get members back on the course/courts quicker, build junior athletes, lunch and learn education, etc.)

• Technology should be implemented at the Scottsdale Golf Club into the fitness experience to track progress over time as well as to set various competitions among members.

As we go through the summer months, the management team is busy planning for the Scottsdale Golf Club winter and spring seasons with many of your favorite events as well as a number of new ones. This Scottsdale Golf Club social calendar will be made available to the membership at the beginning of September so that you can properly plan to be at the Club. If you should have any questions regarding this information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at your convenience. We look forward to a continued busy summer as the temperatures continue to rise and we enter into monsoon season.

Monday, August 7, 2017






Despite the high temperatures here Scottsdale Country Club, we have continued to see a good bit of activity during the past month which has most definitely contributed to the excitement of our “The Fun Never Ends” campaign.  Traffic on the Scottsdale Country Club,  golf course has maintained throughout the past month and the  Scottsdale Country Club, Clubhouse has also seen much more traffic than in years past, as we are open for lunch and Dinner Tuesday through Sunday . This is evidenced by the record sales that we have seen at the Scottsdale Country Club, over the past few months. As you can see, there is a great deal going on here in the summer. So make sure to come enjoy the Scottsdale Country Club, with your friends and family and don’t miss out on all the Fun! While many of you are away for the summer, the Scottsdale Country Club Committees, as well as the Board of Directors, are busy planning for another successful 2018. The Scottsdale Golf Club  Finance Committee and Board have approved the FY2018 operating budget and are now working on completing the capital budget for next year. The other Scottsdale Golf Club Committees have also completed their biennial review of the Club Rules and Regulations and have made some significant changes to them. As many of you know, the Club has found itself challenged this past year with some issues relative to Member conduct. As one would expect, some of the ‘conduct unbecoming of a Member’ was certainly more grievous than others but we do take all of the infractions seriously. It is with this in mind that we will be more closely enforcing these updated rules which each and every member and their guests as expected to adhere to. While management is responsible for enforcing rules, it most definitely helps when members hold each other accountable to these standards. To further this, the Rules & Regulations of the Club are clear in that to facilitate the proper management of the Scottsdale Golf Club , and all complaints, criticisms or suggestions of any kind relating to any aspect of the Scottsdale Golf Club must be in writing, signed and addressed to Scottsdale Golf Club Management.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thank you!


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As we begin to see many of the familiar faces around Scottsdale Country Club, leave for the summer, I would like to thank the entire Scottsdale Country Club, membership for their support for what was another successful Scottsdale Country Club, season, despite some challenges. For those staying in the valley for the summer, we have a number of great Scottsdale Country Club, events planned and we also will be increasing our dining offerings at the Scottsdale Country Club, so please plan to spend your summer with us!


Scottsdale Country Club, will be open for lunch service Tuesday through Sunday and dinner service will also be available Tuesday through Sunday during the month of June. Further details of the fun

new Scottsdale Golf Club summer offerings can be found later in this newsletter, and please stay tuned for more great offerings from the Scottsdale Golf Club In an effort to provide as much information to our members as possible about the operations, we will utilize a portion of our upcoming summer publications to continue with the “Did You Know” column made famous by Paul Skelton in the past.
Did you know . . .
• The Scottsdale Golf Club was named the 5th Healthiest Employer in the Valley for small businesses recently by the Phoenix Business Journal. That is up from the 6th Healthiest Employer during the prior year.
In Club Operations, did you know . . .
• The Scottsdale Golf Club is forecast to have annual revenues that for the first time top $11,000,000, which is up from just over $10,680,000 this year.
• Each year the Club spends roughly $2.3 million to maintain the Scottsdale Golf Club course, including almost $500,000 for water and electricity.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Scottsdale Country Club Summer Golf Events


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To start the summer season, we wanted to keep you apprised of some of the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  agronomy practices which are in process, or will happen in the fall. A number of Scottsdale Private Golf Courses   have watched as the tee leveling project started on hole #1. This will continue for 9-10 weeks, finishing with the black/blue tee on #18.

Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  goal is to level the tee surfaces as some of the edges have fallen and the amount of tee space has been greatly reduced. Our plan to offset this is to strip the appropriate tees, install a heavy metal support band, refill with material, level it, and re-sod and grow it back in.

Each Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  tee has been evaluated for the amount of repair required. There are some worse than others, and some that require little to no maintenance. Because of this, we are evaluating each Scottsdale Private Golf Courses
   tee one at a time, and making the appropriate repairs then and there. On the right, you’ll notice several stages of the work.

We will continue to have the course open for play and will be moving tee markers around as need be. The USGA officials we are aligned with say this tee movement will not have any effect on your handicap.

Please take a few minutes to read these updates with information about upcoming Scottsdale Country Club events, and golf course conditions.

US Open/Men’s Day

On Saturday June 17th, there will be an 8:00am shotgun start for our Scottsdale Country Club Men’s Day event. There will also be an 8:00am Open Play shotgun for member play. There will be another open play shotgun at 1:00pm.

Sign-Ups for these are open on Scottsdale Country Club Foretees.

The Practice Green on the south side of the practice park has closed because it has been treated with chemicals to kill of the existing Bermuda Grass. We will be replacing the Bermuda Grass with a brand new strain of G12 Champion Bermuda. The green should be playable by early September.

Greens Aerification

We will be aerifiying our greens on July 10th and 11th. The Scottsdale Country Club Golf Course and Practice Facilities will be closed on July 10th. The Golf Course and practice greens will remain closed on the 11th, but the Scottsdale Country Club Practice Range will be open. The Golf Course and practice greens will reopen on July 12th.

Scottsdale Country Club Summer Golf Events
  • June 17th- US Open Men’s Day – 8:00am Shotgun
  • June 17th – Open Play Shotgun – 1:00pm Shotgun
  • July 4th - Independence Day Shotgun – 8:00am Shotgun
  • August 9th - Putt Your Eyes Out – 3:00pm Shotgun
  • August 23rd - One Club Championship – 3:00pm Shotgun Start
  • August 26th - President’s Cup Qualifier
  • September 8-9 - President’s Cup Vs. Pinnacle Peak Country Club
  • September 13th - Reverse Par 3 Tournament – 3:00pm Shotgun

Monday, June 19, 2017

Scottsdale Private Golf Courses Summer Update

If you practice your short game on the north chipping green, please note the great Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  Bermuda surface on the green. It is most important to note that this surface has NOT been overseeded the past two fall periods. This is the type of surface we will experience when we do not overseed Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  the greens this fall. We expect they will be excellent for 10 months from February through November and good in December and January when the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  coolest temperatures arrive and the Bermuda goes dormant. But rest assured, they will still be green in color as they have the last few years with the use of new colorants in the fertilizer spray tank.
Lastly, we will be renovating and changing out the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  Bermuda grass on the south chipping green this summer. It will be sprigged with a new variety of Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  Champion Bermuda grass named G12. This process should take 75 days from start to finish and be usable by September.

All of the endeavors will give us better playing surfaces year round, and we sincerely believe you will enjoy the improvements.

Our eventful May has come and gone and the reputation of our Scottsdale Golf Club golf course as a fair and challenging venue was borne out again by the results of two Open qualifying events. Men and women participants both were very complimentary of conditions and playability. Also, this summer’s Scottsdale Golf Club tee leveling project which started is moving along nicely and our Scottsdale Golf Club turf which was treated with a ryegrass removal product is showing signs of rye plants fading and disappearing. The Scottsdale Golf Club upper putting green conversion project will start early this month with the spraying out of the existing turf (overseeded Tifeagle). We will be re-sprigging it with the new Champion G12 bermudagrass later in the month. The green will be out of play for the most part of the summer. Starting on the 12th we will be aerating and topdressing our fairways, approaches, rough, and the Scottsdale Golf Club driving range and clubhouse lawns. We plan on completing this operation, weather permitting, before the end of the month. Aeration and topdressing are the most beneficial operations that we perform and ensures us continued quality playing surfaces. We will be collecting all the aeration plugs (green waste) and disposing of them appropriately.


Monday, June 12, 2017

Scottsdale Country Club Summer Golf Events

To start the summer season, we wanted to keep you apprised of some of the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  agronomy practices which are in process, or will happen in the fall. A number of Scottsdale Private Golf Courses   have watched as the tee leveling project started on hole #1. This will continue for 9-10 weeks, finishing with the black/blue tee on #18.

Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  goal is to level the tee surfaces as some of the edges have fallen and the amount of tee space has been greatly reduced. Our plan to offset this is to strip the appropriate tees, install a heavy metal support band, refill with material, level it, and re-sod and grow it back in.

Each Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  tee has been evaluated for the amount of repair required. There are some worse than others, and some that require little to no maintenance. Because of this, we are evaluating each Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  tee one at a time, and making the appropriate repairs then and there. On the right, you’ll notice several stages of the work.

We will continue to have the course open for play and will be moving tee markers around as need be. The USGA officials we are aligned with say this tee movement will not have any effect on your handicap.

Please take a few minutes to read these updates with information about upcoming Scottsdale Country Club events, and golf course conditions.

US Open/Men’s Day

On Saturday June 17th, there will be an 8:00am shotgun start for our Scottsdale Country Club Men’s Day event. There will also be an 8:00am Open Play shotgun for member play. There will be another open play shotgun at 1:00pm.

Sign-Ups for these are open on Scottsdale Country Club Foretees.

The Practice Green on the south side of the practice park has closed because it has been treated with chemicals to kill of the existing Bermuda Grass. We will be replacing the Bermuda Grass with a brand new strain of G12 Champion Bermuda. The green should be playable by early September.

Greens Aerification

We will be aerifiying our greens on July 10th and 11th. The Scottsdale Country Club Golf Course and Practice Facilities will be closed on July 10th. The Golf Course and practice greens will remain closed on the 11th, but the Scottsdale Country Club Practice Range will be open. The Golf Course and practice greens will reopen on July 12th.

Scottsdale Country Club Summer Golf Events

  • June 17th- US Open Men’s Day – 8:00am Shotgun
  • June 17th – Open Play Shotgun – 1:00pm Shotgun
  • July 4th- Independence Day Shotgun – 8:00am Shotgun
  • August 9th- Putt Your Eyes Out – 3:00pm Shotgun
  • August 23rd- One Club Championship – 3:00pm Shotgun Start
  • August 26th- President’s Cup Qualifier
  • September 8-9- President’s Cup Vs. Pinnacle Peak Country Club
  • September 13th- Reverse Par 3 Tournament – 3:00pm Shotgun