Monday, February 17, 2020

Scottsdale golf club JUNIOR GOLFERS

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Scottsdale golf club JUNIOR GOLFERS under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult while on the course. Juniors are not permitted to play without an adult if not pre-approved by the professional staff at Scottsdale golf club regarding pace of play and passing a rules test on etiquette during play, proper use of push carts and walking rules and regulations.

JUNIOR GOLFERS approved to use an electric golf cart must be 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.

We understand it might seem fun to allow children take the steering wheel, but for their safety, please refrain from doing so on Scottsdale private golf courses.

We are building a new reminder notice which we will send to the responsible adult in the family so there are no discrepancies as to the Club’s Rules and Regulations.

The DESERT DIAMOND CLASSIC, which will take place on March 23-26, 2020, is currently open for registration and will be until February 1, 2020.  At which time we will allow sport social members to fill the field.  The ROUND-UP and The STAMPEDE Member-Guest registration will be open on Saturday, February 1, 2020 on Foresees.  The dates for The ROUND-UP and The STAMPEDE are April 15-18, 2020 and April 30 –May 2,2020 respectively. They will be available for the first 60 teams for each tournament, which will fill up very quickly!

Your guest name at the sign up is not important. Please put your first preference on the appropriate sheet and your second choice on the waiting list.

PUSH CART REMINDERS FOR ALL Scottsdale private golf courses

To help keep the conditions of our Scottsdale private golf courses  at the highest level, please observe the following guidelines when using a push a push cart:

-         Push carts must stay at least 20 yards from all greens and approaches.
-         Push carts are not permitted on or to park on any practice area complex or golf course tee.
-         Push carts are not permitted on green collars or the areas between the greenside bunkers and greens.
-         Push carts are not permitted to go over the turf on the south short game practice park to get to the first tee.

Walking is a great way to enjoy the game of golf at Scottsdale golf club  but when used without care, push carts can cause damage to the course.  By following these guidelines, the golf course will continue to be in great shape.

 We want all players at Scottsdale golf club to enjoy their golf at the club each and every round inclusive of their practice sessions.

Pace of play at FOUR hours or less pertains to every player, every round on private golf clubs in scottsdale.

Whether it be in casual play, matches, club championships, member-guests or whatever the competition you are competing in that day, your pace will be closely monitored on Visage.

We will continue to ask you to help us in our quest to make certain everyone follows the above mentioned rules and requests for better golf now and in the future.

Thanks for your help on all fronts and know the staff will be diligent in reminding you and your junior golfers as to the way we make golf more enjoyable for all at Scottsdale golf club.

If at any time you are uncertain of our procedures please find your golf professionals at private golf clubs in scottsdale for assistance.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Scottsdale private golf courses enhances Golf course experience

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Scottsdale private golf courses enhance the playing experiences of all.

Our Pride of Membership program at  Scottsdale golf club is all about the playing on surfaces, which based on your positive feedback, you seem to enjoy.

Starting with the greens, they are as healthy as they have been in the last four years as we don’t overseed them and are entirely Tif eagle Bermuda grass.

In years at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale when we overseeded the greens with a combination of Bent and Poa Trivialis, they were typically inconsistent at best as at the beginning of the season and they were slow, with speeds in the 8’ stimp meter reading, for many months.

They are now considerably faster at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale and far healthier than in the past and we need your help in keeping all surfaces the best they can be.

We MUST fix ball marks on all greens at  Scottsdale private golf courses as many are starting to show and will need to be repaired.  The reason for repairing ball marks right away is that a ball mark repaired right away will heal in 24 hours and not show a mark after a couple of days.  If a ball mark is not repaired and the green is mowed, as they are nearly every day, the pushed up edge of the mark will get scalped and the ball mark will show for 3 weeks. 

To fix a ball mark, simply twist the sides of the scar inward toward the center, and tap down with the flat bottom of the putter head.

We MUST rake all bunkers smoothly at Scottsdale private golf courses out of respect for the players behind your group.  We will always suggest the pull/push method to fill the footprints and smooth out the surrounding areas as you move out of the bunker and leave the rake outside of the bunker as recommended by the USGA.

Lastly, everyone is disappointed when hitting a tee shot right down the middle of the fairway, only to have to play it out of a divot which had not been repaired for play with sand and seed mix.

These comments are all about respect for the, Private golf clubs in Scottsdale and  your fellow members and the club.  Please let us know if you are unsure how to maintain the course at  Private golf clubs in Scottsdale and we will be glad to help.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Scottsdale private golf courses offer Putting Advice

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Why not start the New Year with a recommendation about the phase of the game which we all know is very important at Scottsdale private golf courses. What I am referring to is putting ; which typically makes up around 36 strokes per round provided we take no more than two putts per green. Seemingly none of us pay enough time to really dedicate the time to work on it. When I ask players how much putting  practice they get in per week I sometimes get the response “I play 3 times per week and practice putting  before I play.” We need to define the difference between “warming up” and “practicing”; which in this scenario, I would call it warming up before you play.

Working on lag putting at Scottsdale golf club,  is the first critical step to get a sense, feel, and to learn how to determine the appropriate amount of break the putt might have, left to right, right to left and whether it is uphill or downhill. I understand there are a few putting  aids like Aim Point and Strackaline which assists on green reading, but I would be careful how much value they add beyond generalities. These aids don’t factor in how hard the players are going to hit their putts, thus whether or not they hit it on the center of the putter face. If you don’t hit a solid putt, both the line and speed will be affected, and there is a component many fail to mention when the talk about efficient putting . So, I know these devices may be helpful, but be careful they will help with basic lines, but not specific ones, so rely on your instincts and talents by working on your game, and really dedicating time and I can assure you it will pay dividends. The fact is there are more initial troubles called THREE PUTTS, by not having the correct speed than not having the correct line. Proper pace will be your best friend in the long run.

My advice when reading greens at Scottsdale golf club is to start backwards from the hole and envision an imaginary line from the cup to your ball. Then find the closest point you can roll over on that line, and then roll your putt over that spot. Frankly, that is all you can control when lagging putts, so hit your spot and then watch is nestle close to the hole. Before your round I would suggest you spend time hitting putt from inside three feet, which is about the length we can reasonably expect to make, so you will go to your starting tee in a good frame of mind and with confidence you will make the little ones. I saw a stat that Tiger Woods holed 2691 putts out of 2700 tries in 2002. That is fabulous and we should take heed it is possible, but it can’t happen without spending the time, and how often do we hear people at Scottsdale private golf courses say they had their best round going, only to be derailed buy a few three putts. I also read a stat the Luke Donald went almost 500 holes in tour events without a three putt, which is unheard of as you might guess. In summary for a putt to go in from any distance, there are actually three variables to making more putts. You must have center face contact, which will determine the line and sped, so pay attention to it. Uphill putts are actually easier than downhill putts, so when in doubt, leave your shots a little short of the hole. You are able to make a more confident stroke this way. For a right handed golfer, right to left  putts are preferable as it matches the preferred arc to your stroke, slightly inside to square at impact to back to the inside on the through stroke. In summary, straight putts have to be hit perfectly to go in. On right to left  putts you can play too much break and still find the bottom of the cup. If you hit the putt softly and play too little break you will never make it. The old cliché’ message is that every putt you leave short will never go in! The worst combination is are the downhill, left  to right putts which requires precise line, speed and plenty of touch. Please, as we get into the new year, make a resolution you will practice your putting  at least one hour per week and it will have positive results. See you on the practice greens at private golf clubs in scottsdale.

Friday, January 10, 2020

New Decade at Scottsdale golf club

We truly excited for what the New Year has to bring to private golf clubs in Scottsdale as 2020 marks a new decade in the history of your Club and it is poised to be an amazing time to create new wonderful memories for members, friends, families and guests. With all of the updated facilities and offerings, The Country Club at DC Ranch has truly become the talk of the town as evidenced by our significant waiting lists in all membership categories and strong member satisfaction levels. The team is continually looking at ways to enhance the member experience and I look forward to what is to come next. The winter season at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale is in full swing as we see the scottsdale private golf courses, clubhouse and tennis courts rocking with business. January marks the real kick off our busiest time of the year and there are a number of fun events for your enjoyment planned. We have the Turnbull Wine Dinner on the 22nd, the Annual Meeting and Lobster Bake on the 24th , Ladies Member-Guest Day on the 27th, and to end the month, the David Arthur Wine Dinner on the 29th. We also begin tournament season in January at the Scottsdale golf club where members will compete to be the Club’s best in a number of different formats. In regards to the Annual Meeting, each equity golf member will be receiving ballots to vote for the open positions for the Board at the beginning of the month. These ballots are due back to the Club or sent via mail on or before January 20th. The results of the vote for the open positions will be announced at the Annual Meeting along with the annual reports from the Finance, House, Golf and Grounds and Tennis Committees. As we continue through what will be a busy few months, I want to once again remind everyone of the need to make a reservation in our dining room, especially during our dinner service. As you read last month, doing so greatly enhances the level of service that we are able to provide which we believe is paramount to a successful Club experience. For those who have helped us in this I would like to thank you immensely. There are a number of ways that you can make reservations, from Open Table on your smartphones and computers to calling Carter, our Member Services Coordinator or calling our Dining Hosts. We will continue to closely manage the reservation process at the Club which will only help you and your fellow members in having a great dining experience. Please also note that as we see more guests through the coming months that they must adhere to our Scottsdale golf club policies in regards to dress as we do require collared shirts for Gentlemen in the main clubhouse. For further details on this and other policies, you and your guest can visit the website, under the Clubhouse tab. Lastly, on behalf of the Club staff, please accept my sincere thanks and gratitude for your generous contributions to the annual Employee Appreciation Fund. As a result, your total contribution to the fund was over $200,000 with 99% of Club Members participating! As you likely already know, every employee of the Club (with the exception of myself) receives a portion of this fund – calculated by dividing the total amount of funds available, aCer taxes, by the total number of months collectively served by the Club’s employees. Please trust me when I say that your giving made a huge difference to many of our employees during this holiday season. Private golf clubs in Scottsdale continue to have so many great things going for it and is truly serves as the home of fun, family and friendliness in the valley and beyond!

Monday, December 9, 2019

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale Enjoy the Start of the Winter Season

We have been asked by many to share our thoughts on how the opening weekend of golf went at the Private golf clubs in Scottsdale.

In summary, Private golf clubs in Scottsdale saw over 495 members enjoying the club for a round of golf with fellow members, and yes, practicing on newly over seeded 328 Bermuda turf on the tee.

We realize it might have seemed like the practice park was being renovated for a long time, but we believe it was worth the wait at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale.  We plan on opening the putting green and short game areas in time for the Rodeo, our member -member tournament this Winter, provided the weather continues to cooperate.

The Private golf clubs in Scottsdale over seeding went well with no major damage from the one and only monsoon we had this summer.

The greens were running at 11 and ½ on the stimpmeter on Friday. This was as fast as we opened with in many years and the result of not over seeding the greens for the third year.

Over the last few years at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale we made a concerted effort to improve the Bermuda grass on all turf areas which enabled us to over seed at a higher rate of 750 pounds per acre which is more rye grass than in many years.

As a reminder, the 2020 over seeding dates at  Scottsdale golf club are one week later than this year to take advantage of the best weather to over seed.


We have worked diligently with the Agronomy Scottsdale golf club department to do what we could to keep carts off paths as soon as possible after over seeding but we need your cooperation.

PLEASE drive in the primary non- over seeded rough the entire length of the hole except when crossing the fairway to get to the other side.

We don’t want to go back to paths so, until we get the word we can drive anywhere, we need to follow the Scottsdale golf club Agronomy request.


“Just because you can doesn’t mean you should” was the stance we took to not open the short course named the HORSESHOE over the weekend.

In short, we want to have the greens mature a little bit longer until it might be open when we host the Rodeo in a few weeks.

PRIDE OF MEMBERSHIP at Scottsdale golf club

We went out on some of the greens mid weekend and it looked as if a reminder of the clubs’ adopted course plan of Pride of membership which is, out of respect to all other golfers, fix ball marks on every green. The easiest way to fix one is to push the outside of the blemish to the center and tap it with the bottom of your putter.

Rake the bunker smoothly after your shot, first pull the sand toward your blemish and then push the sand over the area to smooth the depression, and rake your way out of the bunker.

The last of the main points is to fill the fairway divot with sand and seed from the divot bottles on the carts or from buckets on tees.

DO NOT fill divots in the rough as the bottled sand also contains seed which we don’t want in non over seeded rough.


This is a reminder to our push cart users at  Scottsdale golf club to abide by some simple rules to follow when you play.

Push carts are not to cross over or park or cross over any tees on the practice range or course.

Stay outside all green surrounds and never on collars or greens.

We need to keep them approximately 30 feet from green complexes and approaches.

These are in place so as not to create tire tracks in play areas, mostly in proximity of the greens.


As in years past we permit the Agronomy team to complete project work such as fertilizing, verticutting and topdressing greens, putting out chemical applications etc., on Monday mornings before we open the 1/10 th tee times at 11;30 until 1:20.

Please understand we have to give this team ample time to preserve the proper Scottsdale private golf courses conditions we all enjoy.

Lastly, We will do whatever possible to maintain a pace of play at 4 hour or less for the enjoyment of all player.

Let’s all do our part to make each other’s member and golf experiences a memorable one at Scottsdale golf club.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Scottsdale private golf courses Opened a Par 3 Course for the last Holidays

Scottsdale Golf Club proud to see so many members and guests with tee times over the holidays and for the opening of the Horseshoe Par 3 course. Tee times are available to members on ForeTees from 10am to 2:00pm. Though the private golf clubs in Scottsdale Golf Shop and Player Service operations closed at 2pm, there are tee times available after 2pm. Scottsdale private golf had a first-come & first-served procedure for all tee times desired after 2pm by way of a physical tee sheet held on the first hole of the Scottsdale Golf Club Horseshoe, which is located in the teaching area of the driving range (southwest corner) Scottsdale private golf courses recommend for players to take three to five clubs onto the Horseshoe instead of the entire golf bag.
Important Notices
Scottsdale Golf Club Players that expect to be on the Horseshoe after 2pm are prepared to bring their clubs home with them after their round, as the Golf Staff will be heading home to enjoy the Holiday festivities at this time.

To gain access to the Horseshoe course on ForeTees, please follow these steps:
  1. Log into ForeTees
  2. Click the following sequence: Tee Time--> Make,View, or Change Tee Times
  3. Click on November 28th from the prompted calendar
  4. From the drop down menu that defaults to “DC Ranch 18,” select “The Horseshoe 9.”
  5. Choose your desired tee time.
To make Opening Day at Scottsdale private golf courses and all Horseshoe play days as successful as possible, we wanted to share the following information with the Scottsdale Golf Club membership.
  • Walking only
  • Tee times at Scottsdale private golf courses will be in 7 minute increments
  • Groups are limited to foursomes or less
  • Twosomes will be paired together
  • The guest fee for family guests and accompanied guests on the Horseshoe is $20
  • Please take pride in the Horseshoe by filling tee box divots with the sand and seed mix provided, as well as fixing multiple ball marks on each green
  • Horseshoe scorecards will have a map of the golf course on the back for better navigation.
Again, thank you to the membership and staff for their continued support for Club improvements like the Horseshoe. They truly set DC Ranch apart from the rest.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Scottsdale golf club DEMO DAY

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale hosted a multi-vendor demo day last Saturday, October 19th from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  Club manufacturers had their most recent products for you to try and compare against others utilizing Trackman and other launch monitors at Scottsdale golf club.
“THE HORSESHOE” opening has been delayed to give the greens at  Scottsdale golf club more time to grow and mature to the point they are ready for play.  We hope to have it ready by early November.  The greens received some late monsoon damage and golf course maintenance is doing their best to get them fully recovered before we open it.  Private golf clubs in Scottsdale will keep you informed when it will open. The recent schedule for it called for the practice park at Scottsdale golf club to close last Wednesday and Sunday afternoons at 2:00 PM, thus making the Horseshoe available for play at 3:00 PM.  Electric golf carts will not be permitted as it is a walking only park at 816 yards.

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale recently had the Scottsdale private golf courses rated by the AGA team with minimal change to the slope and course rating. We will be sharing them with you before we reopen as we are now finalizing the changes.
Many golfers at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale have asked for a shorter set of tees so we created an additional set at about 3800 yards called gold tees.  They will have a gold yardage plaque on every hole.  The Scottsdale golf club Gold Tee has been rated by the AGA Team and scorecards are currently being made.  Please ask the staff for course hole by hole yardages.
As we wind down the year, it was as active as any year at  Private golf clubs in Scottsdale and we are pleased with the support and participation of all of our tournaments and championships.  We have to be careful so as not to saturate the starting times with events. Scottsdale golf club will  continue to look at the best events and times, and free up starting times for those who choose not to participate in them.