Monday, September 16, 2019

Private Golf Clubs in Scottsdale Announces 2020 Inter-club Season

The Scottsdale Golf Club Men’s Interclub season is coming up quickly.  If you would like to be part of the DC Ranch Team, please let us know.  

There are 12 Private Golf Clubs in Scottsdale  that participate in our interclub.  We split into North and South divisions.  Each division will compete 6 times, once at each club in their division.  This year we are in the Private Golf Clubs in Scottsdale  South Division which consists of DC Ranch, Desert Highlands, FireRock CC, Troon CC, Boulders GC and Paradise Valley CC. 

The cost per event is $100 per player.  This includes guest fees, lunch and dinner at each of the Scottsdale private golf courses 

Format: Each Private Golf Clubs in Scottsdale team will split into 5 pairs.  Each pair will play a Net Better Ball with Stableford scoring.  Par is worth 2 points, Birdies = 3, Eagles = 4, Double Eagle = 5, Bogeys = 1 and Double Bogey or higher = 0.  All 5 two partner scores will be combined for our team score.  The team score will be added to our total team Score after each match for our season long total.  The 2 highest scoring teams at the end of the Scottsdale Golf Club season will play off with the North Division for the Championship. 
The Scottsdale Golf Club  , The Country Club at DC Ranch Team won the Interclub Championship in 2018!!!  Let’s win it again!   

If you would like to be part of the Scottsdale Golf Club team, please contact JT Hamamoto.  Attached is the schedule for the season.  Matches are during the week and usually start around 12:00 pm with lunch at 10:30 am and Dinner/Scoring ending at 6:30 pm.   

Monday, August 19, 2019

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale Summer Project Updates

Scottsdale Golf Club is firmly in the middle of summer with the hot temps waiting on the humidity to rise for monsoon season. Thank you to all for your patience around the Scottsdale Golf Club the past few weeks as we begin to put the final touches on the phase II master plan enhancements at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale The strain of repaving the Scottsdale Golf Club parking lot was quite a hassle for many of us around the Club this past month, however, it was a necessity given the issues with the parking lot cracks being very present. The original lot lasted over 20 years and other than seal coating the lot a few times, it had gone virtually untouched since the was built.

While there is never a good time to do these types of projects, it made the most sense to have it done following the Scottsdale Golf Club fitness center and pool refresh. In the coming weeks you can look forward to the complete on of the renovation of the ladies’ lounge, which is expected to be done by the first week of August. We had a bit of delay in the timing as we decided to replace the HVAC units and duct-work in the space which wasn’t originally expected, however, we determined this was a good time to replace the split units as the ceiling and walls in the area were opened up. Once that part of the project is complete, we will move to the final refresh of the Boardroom in the main Clubhouse, which hasn’t seen a face lift in a number of years. Other than having the room out of use for a few weeks, there should be very little impact to daily service at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale.

We will have the new ladies card room available for play during that time and for meeting needs we will have the new Boardroom upstairs available. In other Club news, we want to make sure that as many members as possible complete the recently distributed Private golf clubs in Scottsdale Member Satisfaction Survey, which is key to the Club in its future Strategic Planning efforts. You should have received that email via email from our partner in this project, Global Golf Advisors. If for some reason you did not receive and electronic link to the survey, please contact Cheri Farias and she will be able to help you with the proper link. This survey process is key to us understanding areas of opportunity and give the Club a strong direction for future needs. Once the survey is completed and the results tabulated, the Private golf clubs in Scottsdale Board with then work with management to update its strategic initiatives. You can expect to see those shared with the Scottsdale Golf Club membership in the Fall. Thank you in advance to all members who participate in this very important process as this helps the Board and Management align in creating the best experience possible. In addition to updating the strategic plan, the Management team is currently working on the operating budgets for FY2020 and we expect to have this reviewed and approved during the July and August time-frame.

As we come to the conclusion of the phase II enhancements, the Scottsdale Golf Club is also once again updating its Capital Asset Plan with Club Bench-marking which provides the Club an important 20-year timeline for the replacement of our many assets at the Club. This is key to our future planning for future capital needs so that we have the funds necessary to keep the standards of the Club in place. As Scottsdale private golf courses continue to grow and evolve we need to keep an eye on this as while we are a member owned Club, we are also a roughly $13.5 million business annually that sees many of the ever increasing costs to operate that many of you see in your own businesses. As we prepare for the Private golf clubs in Scottsdale Fall Season, we are in full planning mode on the annual calendar which will have many of your favorite events back in the fold along with many new fun options. Please keep in mind that we will have our opening weekend following overseed on October 18th with Golf and a party, followed by a weekend of events. Among other things, you will see the new Golf Practice park opening along with the unveiling of our new short course “The Horseshoe.”

Stay tuned for more details on all of the festivities but make sure to have opening weekend on your calendars! Thanks to everyone for their continued support and we look forward to seeing you at the Ranch soon. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Making Golf all about Fun and Fast at Scottsdale Golf Club

There is no denying it that Golf will always remain at the forefront at Scottsdale Golf Club. In October, Scottsdale Golf Club will debut a nine-hole, short course. In continuing with Scottsdale Golf Club’s brand, the short course is named, The Horseshoe.  Private golf clubs in Scottsdale will feature nine holes ranging from 54 to 105 yards, this course will be perfect for a relaxing, fun, quick round of golf. Great for beginner golfers, wine and dines, family golf, lessons, Juniors, and quick rounds; this course at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale will be an excellent fit for the Membership at The Country Club at DC Ranch. Making golf more approachable is key.  

Members at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale are busier than ever and want an opportunity to play even if they do not have 4 hours to commit.  This is a perfect fit.  Those golfers new to Private golf clubs in Scottsdale, may be intimidated to play a traditional course.  The short course will allow for a fun opportunity to learn and enjoy the game. The Horseshoe will feature the same tif eagle Bermuda grass putting surface greens like we have on Private golf clubs in Scottsdale. Fronting these 9 greens, we will be adding sand bunkers for a similar look that members would experience on a traditional Scottsdale private golf courses. See you on the Horseshoe! 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Scottsdale Country Club Summer Tennis Schedule

The final week of June our Scottsdale Golf Club Adult Tennis Camp. We had a lot of fun that week learning a different specialty shot each day as well as playing a lot of fun doubles drills and games.

Scottsdale Country Club Camp ran from 8:30-10:00 a.m. Tuesday-Friday. They signed up for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days. Cost is $30 per day or $100 for the week.

Please sign up on Scottsdale Golf Club Fore-tees as we just have 15 spots each day and we also need to plan for how many tennis professionals to have on court as well.

It is titled "Filling out your tennis toolbox" and will include drop-shots, lobs, mid-court volleys and spin serves. We hope to see you at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses

Desert Mountain Tennis Social

Please welcome our guests from Private golf clubs in Scottsdale Desert Mountain for a fun morning of tennis, food and drinks. We will play several rounds of fun tennis. We need to have a minimum of eight ladies signed up by Wednesday afternoon so please get signed up right away. It will be a fun morning of tennis and another beautiful day at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale.

There are still spaces available for the last week 1 and 3 of the junior sports camp for kids age 9-14. Week 2 and 4 are filling up quickly.  They had a fun, active camp for kids at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale.

Typical Camp Day at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale

8:20-8:30 a.m. Check in at the tennis courts

8:30 a.m. Fun tennis on the courts
9:30 a.m. Golf with the golf staff
10:30 a.m. Snack break
10:45 a.m. Tennis and pickle-ball games
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:00-1:30 p.m. Sports and other activities including the Hideout
1:30 p.m. Swimming
2:30 p.m. Pick up at the pool

The camp led by Private golf clubs in Scottsdale Head Tennis Professional, Ryan Shomo. You do not need to be a seasoned tennis or golf player to do the camp!

Monday, July 15, 2019

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale starts Construction on New Golf Facilities

A few months ago in the Private golf clubs in Scottsdale club newsletter we mentioned our excitement about embarking on the beginning of our summer golf project of renovating our practice park, with the first phase of enhancements beginning June 3rd.  In that initial communication of the enhancements, we shared some pictures of a new short game renovation on the south side  of the range as well as the main practice tee.  In addition Scottsdale golf club plans to upgrade all the target greens on the entire practice field, at specific distances so you can add more function to your practice sessions.

So what does this entail for Scottsdale golf club?

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale will be spraying the turf for the purpose of prepping  the grass on the practice tees prior to  construction which will take place over the next 6-8 weeks.  Following this prepping , you will see the existing turf turn brown over the next few days .  This will start  the process leading to the reshaping of the area.  You will still be able to practice and warm up before play as usual

The  Private golf clubs in Scottsdale short game area as it will not be renovated on the north end of the range will be available from 7:00am until 6:00 pm on Tuesdays through Sundays.  The putting only green by the men’s grill will be available during those days as well.  Please understand that if for no other reason than for your safety in a construction zone, we must keep the entire work site closed at certain times.  With the fact that we are updating most all of the Scottsdale private golf courses including the south tee, range floor and short game area, unfortunately there is no way we could enable full swing practice during construction.

What will be accomplished during this closure of the Scottsdale private golf courses?

The short game area at Scottsdale private golf courses will be remodeled to include an 8500 square foot putting only green, greenside and fairway bunkers for group or individual practice, not to mention chipping and pitching greens offering various grasses and lies to improve that part of your game.  We will design nine (9) tif eagle Bermuda grass putting surface greens ( The same type as what the greens are on the course) on the range floor to double as target greens at specific yardages from the main tee. The short course greens will be in play for juniors as well as fun competition days when we can close the practice area some afternoons.  Fronting these 9 greens, we will be adding sand bunkers for a similar look as to what you would experience on the main golf course.  The main south practice tee at Scottsdale private golf courses will be enlarged in depth and width to enable more players an opportunity to practice off a new 328 Bermuda type turf.

We can assure you we will open this entire area as soon as it is fully grown in and ready for practice.

Thank you for your understanding and we will keep you apprised with our progress throughout the construction phase of your practice facility.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Soft opening at Scottsdale private golf courses

The Ladies Desert Diamond Classic just wrapped up at Scottsdale private golf courses and what a month it was! I can’t say that I have ever seen Scottsdale private golf courses busier that it’s been recently. I know part of that has to do with the completion of Phase II and all of the construction work, but we are again experiencing record type numbers in golf rounds, tennis and food & beverage activity! 

Your ongoing support of Scottsdale private golf courses continues to impress me each and every day. I also know that when the new pool comes online at the end of the month of May and the opening of the new fitness center, we will also see record participation there. The buzz amongst the Scottsdale private golf courses new offerings is so great as everyone can’t wait to see how everything has turned out. I for one, can’t wait to see how this changes the way our members use the Scottsdale private golf courses on a daily basis.

Speaking of our phase II project at Scottsdale golf club we continue to be within budget. Food was
not allowed at the pool during the soft opening of the pool area during certain times. Buffet food service has been offered during limited times until the Grand Opening. Scottsdale golf club sent additional information about what you can expect when we opened the new facilities, including the hours of operation, services and rules and regulations which have all been updated by club management and committees. All members and guests need to adhere to all of these so please read through this newsletter and other publications to become more familiar with them.

With regards to the opening of our new fitness center at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale, we will also have a soft opening of the space with group sessions beginning this month. For the opening, we have partnered with Keiser, Matrix, Wellbeats, VersaClimber, TRX and PowerPlate among others for the equipment in the space. For clothing, we have partnered with Lululemon which will serve as our primary fitness clothing brand initially at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale. With the significant change to the offerings available, we will have multiple orientation sessions that you will be able to sign up for in order to become more familiar with the space, equipment and services. Please note that we will also be staffing the center during regular business hours with a front desk attendant, who will be checking in all members and guests for the use of the space. Each Private golf clubs in Scottsdale member will be given a barcode which will be found on the DC Ranch App to check into the facility.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Scottsdale Country Club busy Season

As a part of my monthly reminder, I wanted to once again encourage everyone to make advanced reservations at  Private golf clubs in Scottsdale in our dining outlets especially during our dinner service each week.  Private golf clubs in Scottsdale are in a busy time of year, not making reservations in our dining outlets only negatively impacts your fellow members who have made reservations to dine at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale.  For those who have helped us in this effort, of which there are many, I would once again like to thank you immensely.  As you know there are many ways that you can make reservations, from Open Table on your smartphones and computers to calling the Concierge or Dining Hosts to make reservations.  As you know our goal is to continue to provide the best dining of  Private golf clubs in Scottsdale experience possible at your Club, but we do need your help to make this happen!

While it is a good time to reflect on the fact that it been a very successful fall and winter season at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses, we cannot look back and instead we are working on the finishing touches of what will be a summer full of offerings in a place where The Fun Never Ends.  Our goal at the Club is to keep focusing on the future so that we can make today the best member experience possible.  Please enjoy the warm spring weather and I look forward to seeing you all at the Club soon!