Monday, December 3, 2018

Scottsdale golf club Tennis News

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We are excited to introduce several new additions to our Scottsdale golf club junior tennis program here at the club, beginning with our new Head Tennis Professional Ryan Shomo. Ryan will be working with each of our Scottsdale golf club groups to build a high energy and involved program for our players. Our first step in doing so will be to add four new junior class times each week! As seen on the Scottsdale golf club schedule, Junior academy now has FOUR classes offered each week, as well as a second orange ball class on Saturday’s and a pre-rally red ball class on Wednesday’s for those four and five year old children to get started!

We had a great time at the Scottsdale golf club Kickoff Pickle-ball Social with 26 players coming out to play on six courts! The new schedule is here and we are looking forward to building a great pickle-ball program at Scottsdale private golf clubs.

Please sign up in advance for all of the Scottsdale golf club pickle-ball events as we need to have a minimum of four players to hold each event and there is limited space due to the number of courts and lights in the evenings at Scottsdale private golf clubs

We will take more Scottsdale private golf clubs players than courts and rotate in and out but we do not want too many sitting out at a time.

For holiday gifts remember Tennis Merchandise is on the Scottsdale private golf clubs APP.

If you have downloaded the Scottsdale private golf clubs app, you can go to the tennis area and find our online tennis merchandise shop. Once you are there, you can order merchandise, have it embroidered with our logo and shipped to the shop. You will not be charged until it arrives at the Scottsdale private golf clubs Please go to the app and check out all that we have to offer online!

Scottsdale golf club in Full Swing

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This Fall was the rainiest of all time Scottsdale golf club with measurable rains totaling 6” or more. Just this week we saw flooding like never before in this area with Pinnacle Peak recording over 3”. Scottsdale golf club also re-contoured the mow lines of many fairways to create some more angles for your tee shots. We mowed the fairways at ½ inch, added an intermediate cut of rough at 1’, and the primary rough at 1 ¾”, which was not over seeded for the first time ever. Please use sand and seed in over seeded areas only. These include fairways, approaches, and intermediate rough. We do not want to spread rye seed in the non over seeded rough. The Scottsdale golf club course made it through all of this over seeding process in great shape. The goal is to continue to provide the playing surfaces, including the once again non-over seeded greens, similar to last year. We fully expect they will once again be great putting surfaces the entire year with greens speeds in the 11’s on the Stimpmeter.

Junior and Ladies clinics have begun for the Fall season at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale. Please join us on Mondays from 1PM-2PM for Ladies’ Beginner Clinics and Wednesdays at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale are from 2:30PM-3:30PM for Ladies’ Advanced Clinics. While all skill levels are welcome at each clinic, please keep in mind that the Advanced Ladies’ clinics at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale will go into more in-depth instruction.Junior clinics at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale are held Sundays from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30AM and Wednesdays from 4PM-5PM. The LPGA & PGA instructors will cover topics such as full swing, chipping, and putting techniques as well as providing juniors with knowledge of USGA Rules and Regulations.

If juniors do not have their own clubs, please let the Golf Shop know and we can provide rental clubs for them to use. Please register for all clinics on ForeTees!
NEW 9-HOLE COUPLES GOLF at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale on designated Sundays at 3PM we will host 9 and Dine Couples Golf before the typical Italian Night dinner at Scottsdale golf club. It will be a scramble format, no stress, all fun, and mainly social afternoon. Please sign up on Private golf clubs in Scottsdale ForeTees booking program as the field will be limited to the first 28 two player teams that register. Since the goal is social with some fun golf, you sign up as two, and the golf shop makes pairings with the intent you play with different players each event. The format for this first event will be a four-person team scramble. Golf newbies are welcome and are encouraged to play.
There will be a Titleist Golf Ball Fitting on December 7th for the new ProV1 and ProV1x golf ball. Please contact the golf shop to make your appointments. All fitting appointments will be given a dozen of the new ProV1 or ProV1x that you are fit into! Fittings are 30 minutes long starting at 9:00 am and will be held until 2:30 pm

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale start their Season

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We are off and running at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale. If our Season Kick Off weekend is any indication what is to come, we are going to be in for a busy and exciting time at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale We started the festivities with 180 on the golf course enjoying the freshly over-seeded course and finished the day with over 450 members and guests enjoying great food, service and entertainment with the 20th Anniversary Opening Party at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale We followed that with a full day of golf on Saturday along with Food Trucks and a Trunk Show on the driving range. Closing out the weekend we had the Family Fun Day with the Family par 3 tournament and pickle-ball on the tennis courts! All of the offerings for the weekend created a buzz of excitement that showed this is poised to be our busiest winter season at Private golf clubs in Scottsdale as we celebrate 20 years as a full service Club! It is always so great to see the support of our members and the positive feedback that we received throughout the weekend was very much appreciated by our hard working Scottsdale private golf clubs team. In Phase II construction news, we continue to make great progress at the Pool and Fitness Facility site. The masonry for the new fitness building is nearing completion with the building slab being poured soon. As many of you have seen, the event lawn site has been landscaped and much of the work has been completed. The expectation is by late next week the gas meter that is located at the new entrance to the pool will be relocated to a place that is out of the way on the west side of the Ranch House building. Please note that this will not affect services at the Scottsdale private golf clubs as gas will not need to be turned off to make the transition. The framing for the second floor is in progress. Lastly we will begin digging the pool during the first week of the year which should take 3 months to complete. This all leads to a continued anticipated completion date of mid-April 2019 on time and on pace with the expected project budget. During the months you will see updates on Phase II enhancements as well as information regarding the Scottsdale private golf clubs Employee Holiday Fund contributions and requests for interest in serving your Board here at the Club for the terms available. Please note that Regular Golf Members are eligible to serve on the Board and the terms for Board service are three (3) year commitments. In December we will be sending out requests for interest for committee service for the coming year, which is open to all membership categories. Lastly, I wanted to share that the new Private golf clubs in Scottsdale Scholarship Foundation has been incorporated and you will begin seeing information about it in the coming months as the Foundation Board begins its planning efforts for fundraising. As a reminder, the Foundation, which came about because of an overwhelming about of Scottsdale private golf clubs Member support, is focused on furthering education of the staff of the Club as well as the children and grandchildren of staff. Please stay tuned for more information on this front.

Once again thank you for your support of Scottsdale private golf clubs and I look forward to seeing you all in the coming weeks!

We are off to a great start on the golf course since opening weekend with two full shotgun starts each day.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Overseeding at Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs

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Every year at this time I hear the same comments from golfers everywhere, regarding the overseeding program at Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs. “Just when the weather starts to get cooler and the course seems to be in great condition, we close down for overseeding.”

This is absolutely true and we don’t welcome it any more than the golfers do, but it is necessary to go through this program at  Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs. This time frame gives us the best chance of success to get a good stand of cool season Ryegrass, which is the grass we play on from October through April.  In April when the temperatures rise, the Bermuda wakes up and the Rye goes away.

For those who are here, we ask that you take your belongings from your locker with you while we are closed for the overseeding.  We will be cleaning all of the lockers at this time.

With the above being said, we should remind you of where we were last year and what we will be doing this fall to enhance our playing surfaces.  Many Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs players, including our course re-designer Tom Lehman, have commented that overall the course conditions continue to get better year after year, especially the greens.  Part of the reason for this is that we decided NOT to overseed the Tif Eagle greens last fall. Not having cool season grasses such as Bentgrass and Poa Trivialis interfering with the Bermuda space and growth enabled the greens to get healthier, denser and stronger throughout the year.  On many days they were double cut, and rolled to get the speeds we all enjoy.  As a result of that decision we have received a tremendous positive response from Scottsdale golf club golfers as to the quality and playability of our putting surfaces; therefore, we will not be overseeding the greens this year.   

In addition, in our quest to continue to provide the best possible Scottsdale golf club playing surfaces throughout the entire year, we will also NOT be overseeding the primary cut of rough (those areas outside the boundaries of the intermediate rough cuts). The primary rough is the only area of the course which will go off color, which we believe will be only 60-75 days when we have our coldest temperatures.

This practice will enhance the quality of the Bermuda turf and reduce the issues in transition of the course back to Bermuda grass in the spring, not to mention the opportunity to reduce the water on this part of the course. If you have been reading about the drought conditions the city and state are facing in the future, it is the responsible way for the Scottsdale golf club to be prudent with our water allocation.

Tom Lehman also mentioned that reducing water at the Scottsdale golf club will allow the course to play firmer and faster.   In addition, the bunkers will be drier and more consistent.  When I mentioned this to Tom, he was very supportive of this practical approach and it will enable the Scottsdale golf club  course to be played differently in the summer than the winter, which is also part of his design plan.  We will be able to narrow the fairways in the fall by changing the mow patterns of the cool season grasses.  The contrast between the vibrant green Rye and the beige primary rough really frames the holes nicely as Tom Lehman pointed out to me.  Many of you will recognize this new look as it is similar to the way the PGA Tour sets up courses in Palm Springs at the beginning of the Scottsdale golf club tournament year.

Speaking of the water issues, we and the other  Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs that are supplied with irrigation water by the City of Scottsdale recently went to a meeting with City officials regarding this issue. The City indicated that we are approaching drought conditions and we might see water reductions at Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs as soon as 2020, and very possibly 2019.  The CAP (Central Arizona Project) water from the Colorado River we utilize has been depleted over the years and many of our lakes in the state are below 50% capacity.

In the future, the Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs throughout the Southwest may have reduced water allocations on exponentially more expensive water available.  Our goal is to begin making provisions by not overseeding some areas, or by turf removal throughout the course.  We will keep you informed as we receive more updates from the City.  Should you have any questions please contact either me or the agronomy team for further clarification.

It will be a great season at Scottsdale Golf Club on a beautiful course!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Q and A with GM Kyle Draper about Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs

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As we Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs progresses through our construction for the Phase II enhancements, we thought it would be good to provide the membership of Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs with a brief FAQ outline for what to expect through the process and beyond. What follows are some of the questions that have been posed to staff and management over the past few weeks. As always, if you would like to keep up to date with the progress on this exciting Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs project, you can simply log in to the club website home page which provides a great vantage point to view where we are. Many members check with this option regularly as we average around 100 hits to the link on a daily basis! I hope this helps and if you should have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask!

FAQ’s on Phase II Is there an option to swim at the Community Center while the Pool is closed even if I am not a DC Ranch Resident?

Yes, please contact Cheri or Carter at 480- 342-7200 and you will be given a FOB to access the community center pool for lap swimming. Please note that FOB access will not be granted for any purpose other than for lap swimming.

Will the Scottsdale Golf Club current fitness room be open until the new facility is completed?

Yes, current fitness room will remain open until completion of the new facility after which point the ladies locker room expansion and new board room will begin construction. It is expected that this portion of the project will likely begin in May and be completed in 60 days.

What kind of activities will there be for my family while the pool is closed?

During the fall and early spring seasons, we will host movies on the back lawn, entertainment for kids during dinner service, Taco Tuesday in the Scottsdale Golf Club Clubhouse, games on the patio and putting green.

What is the name of this Scottsdale Golf Club Phase II building?

There will not be one specific name for the new facility. Instead, there is the new Fitness and Performance Center on the top floor of the new building. On the bottom floor of the building which includes the lockers, restrooms, and showers along with the Kids area which will continue to be known as the Corral with the space for the Tweens being known as the Hideout. Lastly, there is the new casual dining restaurant which will be known as The Ranch House which is a new indoor 60 seat offering poolside. The Ranch House will also feature a Poolside Bar unlike any other  Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs.

Will the Scottsdale golf club pool have lanes for swimming? 

There will be lap swimming available during certain times of the day with 4 lanes that are 75 feet in length which is regulation for short-course swimming pools. What are the depths of the pool and will a diving board or slide be added? There will be a beach entry section at the northwest corner of the pool leading to a max of 36” in kids area to 60” at deepest point of the main pool. Given the fact that the pool is much shallower than the previous pool, there will be no diving allowed, nor will there be a slide. We will however continue to offer the large play slide during certain club events.

Will there be a separate kid’s pool at  Scottsdale Private Golf Clubs? 

With the new design, we will offer one large pool with a beach entry area for the kids which is attached to the main portion of the pool. As was expected with the previous pool, parents are responsible to watch their kids when using the pool.

Will there be a lifeguard on duty? 

At specified times there will be a lifeguard (weekends, themed dinners and events) but we will not have a guard on duty all the time.

What type of golf fitness programs will be offered at  Scottsdale golf club?

As we finalize the equipment selection we will work at offering both private programming as well as group programming as determined by both our fitness team and golf professional staff. These details will be shared with the general Scottsdale golf club membership as we get closer to the launch of our new facility.

Will there be a mirror on the wall for golf swing checks?

There are mirrors on specific walls however Golf Clubs will not be used in the fitness center. There is a plan for Phase III improvements which would call for significant updates to our practice center which would also include a teaching center that would have golf simulator training. Currently the Club also has Trackman technology available with the professional staff to assist in game development.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the new Scottsdale golf club  Facility in the Spring!

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.


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

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 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:

Desert Highlands
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; and a 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.

Friday, April 13, 2018

 After a record breaking month around the Scottsdale AZ Country Club,  due to unusually warm weather, we slowed a bit but still were able to post another month of better than budget rounds of golf and revenues.  We fully expect this trend to continue at Scottsdale AZ Country Club as there are many important events planned at the  Scottsdale Private Golf Courses this season including all new Blues, Brews & BBQ Social, the Taste of the Ranch, Ladies and Men’s Golf Club Championships, and then ending the month with the premier Ladies Golf Event, The Desert Diamond Classic.

Thank you to the many members that voiced your interest in serving your Scottsdale Private Golf Courses on the Finance, House, Tennis, Membership, Golf & Grounds and Facilities Master Planning Committees.  We were once again able to put together a diverse group of members, some serving the Scottsdale Private Golf Courses for the first time as well as many that have served over the years.  This year we also added a mandatory orientation for the new committee members so that we were could set forth the expectations for each committee member and outline the 2018 goals and objectives for each committee.  As many of you know, this is an important way for us to identify potential future Scottsdale Private Golf Courses Board members.  As we get through the year, we will also begin planning for the introduction of a new Health and Wellness Committee which is expected to be introduced next year as we get closer to the completion of the phase II construction project.

As a part of my monthly reminder, I wanted to once again encourage everyone to make advanced reservations in our Scottsdale AZ Country Club dining outlets especially during our dinner service each week.  As you have read previously, doing so greatly enhances the level of service that we are able to provide which we believe only enhances your Scottsdale AZ Country Club experience.  For those who have helped us in this effort, I would once again like to thank you immensely.  There are many ways that you can make reservations, from Open Table on your smartphones and computers to calling the Scottsdale AZ Country Club Concierge or Dining Hosts to make reservations.  Please also refer to another section in this newsletter in the following pages that refers to the dress code that is present for the Club as all members and their guests are expected to follow these guidelines when using the Club.

As you can see, there continue to be many great things happening here at Scottsdale Private Golf Courses. The Scottsdale AZ Country Club remains vibrant, with an engaged membership enjoying their Club and a team of staff members looking to continue moving the needle to ensure that The Country Club continues to be seen as the preeminent Club in the Valley.  I continue to hear great things from the membership on a daily basis but I am always looking to hear from our members and their experiences so that we can continue enhancing the level of member experience at your Scottsdale AZ Country Club.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Scottsdale AZ Country Club Championship Format

The Scottsdale AZ  Country Club tournament will consist of two-man teams divided into flights of six teams based on combined team Scottsdale private golf courses handicap indexes. Using a Better Ball of the Pair format, each team will play five nine-hole matches within their flight to determine the flight champion. Scottsdale private golf courses Flight champions qualify to compete for the Overall Scottsdale AZ  Country Club Championship based on a Shootout on holes #16, #17, & #18.

Nine-hole matches will be played using the match play format.  In four-ball match play, the better ball of the pair will be played against the better ball of the other two players.  A hole is won by the Scottsdale AZ  Country Club team who holes the ball in the fewest NET strokes.

Play will be from the Blue or Blue/White tees based on your assigned flight. Scottsdale AZ  Country Club Players over 70 years of age may choose to play the White tees for the appropriate reduction per Scottsdale private golf courses USGA guidelines. On hole-in-one holes, you may decline this opportunity and play from your designated tee you are playing during the round.

Scottsdale private golf courses Scoring

Scottsdale AZ  Country Club Teams will receive 1 point for each hole won, ½ point for each hole halved, and 0 points for each hole lost. Each match has a total of 9 possible points. This scoring format requires that teams play all nine holes in each match regardless of the number of holes won or lost.  Scottsdale private golf courses Flight Champions will be determined by total points won and not by win/loss record. Flight ties will be broken by a scorecard playoff in head-to-head matches.

Scottsdale private golf courses Handicaps

The handicap of all four players in each match is reduced by the course handicap of the player with the lowest handicap, who then plays from scratch.  Nine-hole handicaps will be used with shots falling as they should on an 18-hole scorecard.
The maximum handicap index and course handicap differential between partners is 10.  If the differential is greater than 10, the higher handicap will be adjusted down to maintain the 10 stroke differential.  Every player is responsible for playing with his correct handicap index as of April 15th, 2018. The committee makes its best effort to obtain correct handicaps. If there is an error, it is the responsibility of the player to report it to the committee immediately. The Scottsdale private golf courses Tournament Committee has the responsibility to adjust handicaps based on the USGA Exceptional Score Probability Table.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Scottsdale country club Announces Its Member Guests

The signups for BOTH Scottsdale country club events opened at 7:00 AM on Thursday, last February 1st. Please note that the new Scottsdale country club registration procedures dictate that the fields will be filled by number of years you have participated in a member-guest, and the tiebreaker from there is based on the timestamp listed on your registration. This means that prompt signups could benefit you greatly in terms of winning the second tie-breaker.

For further information regarding the Scottsdale country club tournaments, please refer to the notice sent December 26th labeled "2018 Gentlemen's Member-Guests: The Round Up & The Stampede". We've also copied it below for your reference:

"As we announced last season, we will be continuing the process of hosting two identical Scottsdale country club Gentlemen’s Member-Guest tournaments to accommodate 120 teams total, 60 teams in each field. Please see below for the dates of the two upcoming Gentlemen’s Member-Guests:

Scottsdale country club The Round-Up: April 25th-28th
Scottsdale country club The Stampede: May 9th-12th

Also, please note the following rules and regulations for registering for the two Gentlemen’s Member-Guest events:

  • All Country Club Scottsdale registrations were done through ForeTees, which opened for both events beginning at 7AM last Thursday, February 1st.
  • The registration deadline was Friday, February 16th at 5PM. The final fields was announced Sunday, February 17th.
  • Entry fee for Country Club Scottsdale The Round-Up and The Stampede remained the same as last year, $1700 per team.
  • The handicap differential must be no greater than 10 between partners based on your April 15th verifiable index.
    •  All Country Club Scottsdale member participants will have their accounts billed a non-refundable 50% of the entry fee once the fields are set Sunday, February 17th. 
    •  The non-refundable remaining 50% of the entry fee will be charged to the member’s account 30 days prior to the event. No refunds will be given at that time, for any reason.
    •  In the event one of the tournaments is oversubscribed, participation will be determined based on the number of years of participation in both The Round-Up and the Stampede combined. For any questions regarding the number of years you have played in Country Club Scottsdale The Round-Up and Stampede, please contact the Golf Shop. In the event there is a tie based on number of years of participation, the ties will be broken based on time and date of registration of the 2018 event.
  • Country Club Scottsdale Members may be allowed to participate in only one of The Round-Up or The Stampede each year.
  • Guests are allowed to participate in only one of The Round-Up or The Stampede each year.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Winter Season is here Scottsdale country club

It is hard to believe that we are in the middle of the winter season here at Scottsdale country club with the warm temperatures that we are seeing throughout the past few weeks. As you can imagine this only helps increase the level of member participation in all areas of the Scottsdale country club.

I’d like to share the results of our recent Scottsdale country club election and to welcome this year’s Scottsdale country club Board of Directors. We have two new directors joining the board this year; Priscilla Johnson and Bob Kline who have all been elected to three-year terms. In addition, Ron Kruse and Janet Pennewell were elected to an additional two years on the Board which will take us through the construction phase of our expansion project which is still slated to begin in late May.

For the coming year, your Scottsdale country club President will be Ron Kruse, who will be entering his second and final year in this position. The continuity in having Ron and Janet continue their service on the board will help us immensely as we enter into an exciting time at DC Ranch.

As Ron reviewed at the Country Club Scottsdale annual meeting, some of our main goals for 2018 are as follows:

• Keeping Phase II on time and on budget
• Selecting a provider of financing for the Country Club Scottsdale project
• Achieving the business plan and member satisfaction despite the Country Club Scottsdale construction
• Hiring a Country Club Scottsdale fitness director to develop new programs and guide equipment selection/layout
• Enhancing Country Club Scottsdale golf events, course improvement and Training• Continuing the growth of tennis participation and programs
• Continuing new member integration despite construction
• Maintaining food and beverage results despite construction

As I stated at the Country Club Scottsdale Annual Meeting, I truly believe that we are in a solid position with an experienced leadership team, a strong financial position, and an engaged and supportive membership. All of these factors will generate a buzz in the market as we aim to achieve even higher levels in 2018 and beyond. From a rules standpoint, I want to once again remind everyone of the need to make a reservation in our dining room, especially during our dinner service, as well as adhering to the Club’s dress code as we enter into our busiest months of the year. This is especially important with all of the guest activity that typically takes place during the next four months. We will continue to closely manage these two areas so please make sure that you and your guests understand the rules in advance of using the Club.

With all of this being said, we look forward to a busy next few months and know that you will enjoy all that our team has planned during this time. The calendar is packed with a number of golf, tennis and social events for your enjoyment so please make it a point to be here as much as possible!