Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Scottsdale private golf courses Agronomy Update

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I want to keep you updated first and foremost on the monsoon activity that Scottsdale private golf courses  has experienced over the last month at the club.

In summary, we have had a little over 3” of rain during the time which is a blessing and a curse.
Scottsdale private golf courses had a great deal of repair work to do as the washes were running as fast as I have seen in a long time, but this complimentary water is always welcome.  This has contributed to the Bermuda grass growing to the extent we had to increase our mowing schedule to keep it closely mown at a height that is appropriately playable on Scottsdale private golf courses.

The greens at  Scottsdale golf club are the best they have been at this time of years and will only get stronger and healthier in the next few months.  We will not be overseeding the Scottsdale golf club greens again this fall and expect they will be very good as we move through the fall and winter months.
 
Staying with Agronomy for a minute,

As some have seen we expanded the 1st and 17th Scottsdale golf club greens to their original specs as designed by Tom Lehman in 2002.  What appears to be a 419 Bermuda grass collar is actually the same green putting green turf, Tif Eagle, as the other greens on the Scottsdale private golf courses
They are to be played as your ball is on the putting surface and can be marked, cleaned and replaced.
Next summer we anticipate enlarging the balance of the Scottsdale golf club greens to their original design specs as this will give us more hole locations on each green.

TREE DAMAGE:

Monsoons also have high winds which break many branches off all types of trees and in some cases uproot them or break them in half on Scottsdale private golf courses.
 
We lost three fully grown trees at Scottsdale golf club, one on the North practice tee, another to the left of the Blue tee on #2 and a third to the right of the Black tee on #10.
 
They could not be saved, but fortunately they are not what we consider “strategy trees” which affect your play of the hole. They have been removed along with other debris and hopefully we can keep up with the monsoon activity.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Scottsdale golf club ,The Country Club at DC Ranch Celebrates 20 years



Melanie Halpert, Director of Membership and Marketing at Scottsdale golf club, The Country Club at DC Ranch, will have been with Scottsdale golf club 18 years this fall.  In this role, Halpert is responsible for  engaging new members and marketing the Club locally and nationally.

In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of DC Ranch, The Scottsdale golf club will also hit its 20th milestone this October. During that time, Halpert has watched the prominent north Scottsdale private golf courses and the community grow to what it is today. In fact, it was recently recognized as the Best Golf Community 2018 by AZ Foothills magazine.

The New Orleans native moved to Arizona shortly after college and hasn’t looked back. Although she’s thousands of miles away from her hometown, Scottsdale golf club ambiance is reminiscent of the Southern hospitality she’s accustomed to.

Scottsdale private golf courses feel like home.  Making people feel welcome is just part of what I enjoying doing most. The people are what makes  The Club stand out; the members and my coworkers are my second family,” said Halpert.

Initially, she represented both Scottsdale golf club, The Country Club and Silverleaf Golf Club before two separate teams were developed. She clearly remembers working from  the trailers down the road near Desert Camp.

“We all worked out of trailers. It’s hilarious to look back on. There wasn’t a lot around but there was darkness and a lot of javelina,” laughed Halpert.

When asked why she’s chosen to stay at Scottsdale golf club, The Country Club after all these years, she emphasizes that the people are irreplaceable.

“I’ve seen a lot of the member’s children grow up here, go off into the world and come back with families of their own,” said Halpert.

She also truly enjoys what she does. Technology has played a huge role in how her career  has evolved over the years at Scottsdale private golf courses due to social media, video, and digital marketing. According to Halpert, all of the technological advancements have helped deliver on the DC Ranch promise.

The Country Club is currently undergoing a  8.5 million renovation to be completed in the spring 2019 that will include,  a new fitness center, a group exercise room, a resort-style pool, a casual indoor dining room, a poolside bar, a tween room,  an expanded kid’s playroom, an expanded ladies’ lounge and a larger clubhouse kitchen.

“I’m excited about this renovation because it will have something for everyone. It’s going to be family-friendly which helps build traditions and memories. It’s also great for the community as a whole,” said Halpert. “A successful Scottsdale private golf courses helps keep real estate values solid.”

Although approximately 70 percent of Club members are residents of DC Ranch, members no longer have to own property in the community to be a member and come from near and far.

“DMB has never strayed from their vision. The Club continues to deliver its original promise of bringing people together through exceptional hospitality. It’s still the same as it was when I started 18 years ago. Scottsdale private golf courses have a modern, forward-thinking approach and will continue to expand its facilities and offer more to its members over the next 20 years.  ,” she said.

For more information on The Country Club’s 20th anniversary events, visit ccdcranch.com.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Scottsdale private golf courses Summer Update

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We will never give in to the warm weather when it comes to golf events at; Scottsdale private golf courses to the extent that we have a few more 9-hole competitions, to encourage camaraderie if nothing else.  Scottsdale private golf courses, held our first Tacos and Tees 9-hole couples event on Tuesday afternoon July 31st. w Scottsdale private golf courses will do it again on August 28th and September 11th. The format is a select drive 2 best balls of 4. Taco Night at the Scottsdale golf club with friends will finish off the fun event.  Wednesday, August 1st we are starting our 9-hole competitions at 3:00 p.m. with varying formats. The first one being the one club challenge, followed by an alternate shot format on August 15th, Bass Ackwards (the 9 is played backwards) on August 22nd, the three club best ball on August 29th the handicap mulligan shotgun on September 5th, and finally the bisque shotgun on September 19th. These competitions are open to Scottsdale private golf courses members wishing to play, so please sign up on Foretees.

RYDER CUP qualifying and competition:

Other Scottsdale private golf courses have challenged a team from our club to compete in a best ball competition with our club on Thursday September 13th at Silverleaf and at Scottsdale golf club on
September 14th in a singles competition. Our qualifier for the 9 positions on our team will be on any of the three days, August 24, 25 or 26th. Please let the golf shop know which net round your qualifying for before you start. The remaining 3 positions for our 12 player Scottsdale golf club team will be captain’s picks, which likely will be the Men’s Regular, Senior , Match play champions for

A few weekends ago we fielded a team to include golf professional JT Hamamoto with junior golfers Jonathan Curran, Mason Quagliata and Tristan Stearns to win the full field junior golf tournament sponsored by Oakley sunglasses.  If you see any of these talented young players around the Scottsdale private golf courses club, please congratulate them for their victory against other

It will soon be time to overseed Scottsdale private golf courses.We realize we  fortunate last year having a warmer fall/winter than normal during our first year we did not overseed the greens, but we will not overseed them again this year.  We believe they are stronger, healthier and more resilient than in years past and should be very good putting surfaces once again.

The dates for overseed prep and mow down at Scottsdale golf club begin on Monday September 17th through Sunday September 23rd and we close the golf course and practice tee on Monday September 24th and the course reopens on Friday, October 19th with our traditional MEMBERS ONLY a.m. and p.m. shotgun start competitions followed by a 20-year anniversary dinner party that evening at Scottsdale golf club. Please sign up for your preferred Shotgun, as fields will be limited in the morning.

Enjoy the rest of your Summer and stay hydrated!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Summer Golf at Scottsdale Golf Club

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Please be reminded that starting in the Scottsdale Golf Club will be closed during the summer. If you need your golf clubs on Monday, there will not be any Scottsdale Golf Club staff at the club  to access the bag room or locker room for your shoes. Please be sure to make arrangements for your golf clubs on the  Sunday evening beforehand.


Scottsdale Golf Club SUMMER RECIPROCAL PLAY

Scottsdale Golf Club will continue with the reciprocal program we have had in the past. We will have a $50 rate for members and $80 rate for guests to play at DC Ranch, which is in line with the other clubs in the area. Reservations can be made 3 days in advance through our Scottsdale Golf Club Shop. You must contact one of the Golf Shop staff members in order to make a tee time. Please do not call other clubs as they will refer you to our Scottsdale Golf Club Golf Shop to make the tee time request. Members may make tee times at other clubs from 9AM - 1PM, barring other club events happening throughout the Summer. The clubs we have a relationship with this summer from June 1st until September 15th are the following:

Blackstone
Desert Highlands
Firerock
Phoenix Country Club
Pinnacle Peak Country Club
Tonto Verde
Troon Country Club

Monday, June 11, 2018

The Fun Never Ends at Scottsdale Golf Club


Here we are at the end of what I would call a very successful winter season here at Scottsdale Golf Club Scottsdale Golf Club is excited kick off the construction portion of our Phase II enhancements. While some of you may be leaving for the summer season, I can assure you that we will have plenty going on here at the Scottsdale Golf Club. For those of you staying with us with us here at Scottsdale Golf Club look for so excellent programming. For those thaScottsdale Golf Club dialed in.
The program, coined last year as “The Fun Never Ends” will be full of fun and new offerings despite the warm temperatures at Scottsdale Arizona Country Club and the beginning of construction. For instance, our ever popular Taco Tuesday at Scottsdale Arizona Country Club will be moving to the Clubhouse in early June and will remain there through construction. You will be hearing more about these exciting events at Scottsdale Arizona Country Club during the coming weeks, but please know today that we are maintaining our hours of operation throughout May with the exception of closing on Mondays in order for the Scottsdale Arizona Country Club Maintenance team to work on the course aer a busy winter of play. The extension of our operations is poised to provide a tremendous amount of fun, family and friendliness at Scottsdale Arizona Country Club so please make sure to see the coming communications from Cheri Farias.

t will be heading out of the desert for the Summer, we will be sure to keep you updated as the project progresses of the Scottsdale Golf Club in the coming months, via email. As we enter the Summer Season, you will see continued full hours of operation at the Club as we aim to keep those who will remain at the

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Scholarship Fund at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses


During the past few years, Scottsdale Private Golf Courses has had a number of members suggest that the Scottsdale Golf Club develop a scholarship fund for the staff and their families at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses as a way to support their ongoing education. I am happy to announce that after a number of years of discussion, the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses Board has voted to create a Scottsdale Golf Club Foundation aimed at providing scholarships to this group. Scottsdale Private Golf Courses are currently in the process of submitting paperwork for the creation of a 501(c)3 organization that will be known as The Country Club at DC Ranch Scholarship Foundation, which will likely launch in the fall at Scottsdale Golf Club. This Scottsdale Golf Club Foundation will have a separate Board and supporting committees than those currently in place today, as is required for the creation of foundation for Scottsdale Private Golf Courses. While we have a number of people who have already voiced interest in participating, if anyone is interested in participating with the Scottsdale Golf Club Foundation please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Scottsdale Arizona Country Club Golf Update

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Following are a few reminders, updates and guidance for all Scottsdale Arizona Country Club golfers from the Pro Shop: 

Handicaps: As we all know, playing by USGA rules and following proper golf etiquette is a must for all Scottsdale Private Golf Courses for not only daily play, but in club tournaments as well, which we abide by. The biggest stride to date has been the establishment of rules and regulations regarding the proper posting of all Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  scores which are postable, be they 9 or 18 holes. The handicap committee has been extremely diligent to enforce these rules which are in the best interest of you maintaining a current, accurate handicap, knowing that should these rules not be adhered to, then disciplines will be invoked. We are pleased with your compliance to these handicap Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  procedures and hope you clearly understand they are in place to make the game fair for all members, every round. Over the past year I have had a number of Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  ask for our rules so they might also be able to clean up their handicap infractions by their membership. Pace of Play: Scottsdale Arizona Country Club strives to set the standard of compliance with our pace of play AT NO MORE THAN FOUR HOURS from the time the first tee shot goes in the air until  the flagstick is put back in the hole when you finish the round. We will be randomly doing pace checks from start to finish to accurately determine the total time of your round and address it on a case by case basis with your group. No Scottsdale Arizona Country Club golfer I know of has EVER admired or acknowledged to being a slow player, yet our pace of play is not in compliance with our 4 hour pace policy. Everyone would like to play faster and be.er; and a be.er pace of play will help. This is to be accomplished by all Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  players whether you are walking/ carrying, using a push cart or riding in an electric cart. We certainly encourage players  exercising while playing, but pushers and walkers alike must keep up the same pace as electric carts. This is a choice you make to stay within the 4 hour or less.  The   Scottsdale Private Golf Courses  has full authority to assist you in every way to get your group back in position, or let faster playing groups through when it is appropriate. We will be monitoring the results for repeat offenders and proceed accordingly. Scottsdale Arizona Country Club introduced a way to let you know whether your group is on pace, by showing you a green paddle, a yellow one if you are 10 minutes behind or a red one indicating 20 minutes slower than the allowable pace in which case you will be asked to get in posion within one hole or skip forward and get back in position. Recently, this type of pace system has been adopted by numerous clubs. Fast play will be the statement used when describing our pace of play at the club. You will also be expected to have your family and guests maintain this pace for the enjoyment of ALL Scottsdale Arizona Country Club players. A case in point I mentioned to the group was that for every ten minutes a group is behind this 4 hour pace requirement ,those groups at the end of the day would not be able to finish their rounds, which would not be fair to your fellow members. LET’S SET THE EXAMPLE FOR FASTER PLAY! Pride of Membership and Push Carts: We are uncompromising about are our PRIDE OF MEMBERSHIP at Scottsdale Arizona Country Club program which was established years ago.