Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale get Practice Park renovation

The entire 11 acres at Private golf clubs in  Scottsdale was scraped to the dirt in June of 2019 and re sprigged with Tif eagle Bermuda on the greens, and all other turf is 328 Bermuda which is a better practicing surface then the 419 variety we removed. The boundaries of the park were enlarged to approximately 14 acres which enabled us to get many of the perimeter Horseshoe holes built.

An 8500 SF putting green was built adjacent to the two greenside bunker/ short game areas on the southwest side of the park.

The practice tees on both the north end and 2/3 of the south tee were enlarged and re –sprigged late in the process and do not have as strong a Bermuda base as we will get with this entire Bermuda growing season in front of us. The dew point will climb as well as the humidity kicks in over the next few months, necessities for Bermuda growth.

A little steady rain during Monsoon season would help starting in late June.

WHAT ARE WE SEEING NOW at Scottsdale private golf courses?
The cool season rye grass is saying I can’t take the heat and I am going away and let the Bermuda take my place until October.

This is what we see all over, some turf areas are a brown color, and some places will fill in with Bermuda sooner than others, as we chemically sprayed out the rye to get rid of it a few weeks ago.

Many of you have not seen this process take place as you have not been here this time of year, but as this is a necessary evil each summer as overseeding is in the fall.

Please know the conditions will get better as the weeks go by.

LOCKER ROOM SERVICE RESUMES JUNE 2ND at Scottsdale private golf courses

The ladies’ and men’s locker room services will resume starting Tuesday June 2nd.

We ask that you bring shoes in to the respective locker room  managers one pair at a time, so Todd and Denise can get everyone one  clean pair of shoes before a few get multiple pairs.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

The showers are available but the steam room is not until further notice.


The clubhouse, golf course, Horseshoe, practice areas, bag room and locker rooms will be closed on Monday’s through overseeding and for priority agronomy projects. Aerification week is June 8th through the 12th and the golf course will be closed for a much needed rest after the demanding season.

For those who enjoy numbers, the months of March, April and May accounted for 13,800 rounds against a forecast of 10,500 rounds, oh my!

There was more practicing done off the new practice tees than ever before with some days having as many as 260 people hit balls.

Please keep in mind the proper way to practice is to create a line of divots in front of the last ball you hit.

Please avoid spreading out your divots in your stations as it does not permit others to enjoy good turf to practice from.

Let us know if you need a demonstration.

Lastly, should you need to communicate with us, please contact us in the golf shop at (480) 342-7210.

You are all to be thanked for your cooperation thus far, and into the future.

As for those of you who enjoy the spoken word, please stay tuned.

Stay safe and stay healthy!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale is committed to providing a safe and fun environment so that everyone can enjoy the tennis and pickleball courts as we navigate through these difficult times.

Private golf clubs in Scottsdale Water Bottle Policy:

  • In order to improve our carbon footprint and reduce waste, the tennis facility will begin to phase out water bottles.
  • We have installed a new water bottle refill station at the ramada with refrigerated water so we now have two places to fill water bottles with ice and water also available in the breezeway.
  • Private golf clubs in Scottsdale  Members are encouraged to start bringing their own water bottles to the courts beginning this weekend and refill at one of our two stations.
  • We will continue to provide water bottles in the refrigerator through the end of June but at that time they will be removed. We will keep a limited supply in the tennis shop in the month of July.
  • We sell water bottles in the tennis shop and they are also available in other areas of the club. We will be receiving some new inventory for the fall as well to have a wider choice in both price and items.
  • Fall league captains will need to add the new water policy to their communication with opponents.
  • Members please encourage your guests to bring a water bottle or jug to the courts.
  • Thank you for helping us reduce waste at the club and attacking the plastic crisis that is going on globally!

Scottsdale golf club  Tennis Facility Update As It Relates To Safety:

  • Guest policy is extended through next week. Immediate family guests will continue to be welcome at the club but outside guests will not be allowed until June 28. We look forward to seeing your guest at that time.
  • Please check in for your court time when you arrive.
  • After play we are continuing to ask that members exit the facility immediately in order to practice safe social distancing.
  • Please stay home if you feel sick and practice safe social distancing when at the facility including no handshakes, high fives, etc. 
  • Please wash your hands when you finish playing.
  • Tennis shop hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to Noon and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to noon. Closed on Mondays.
  • We are extending the policy of not allowing members to touch tennis balls in clinics through June 19. Private lessons will be allowed but only if the member and/or professional is comfortable with it.
  • Towel service will continue.
  • Ball machine is available during tennis shop hours only. Please reserve on Foretees. For the second member please type in machine, ball and it will show up on the court sheet.
  • We are limiting the tennis shop to four members at a time.
  • Demo rackets will only be available during tennis shop hours and must be returned for cleaning after use.
  • Only staff members are allowed to use the tennis ball carts through the end of the summer.
  • Tennis and pickleballs are available for sale in the tennis shop. We also have pickleball paddles for sale at various prices.
  • Tennis and pickleball events will be put on hold through the end of July at  Scottsdale golf club This does not include clinics and camps.

Thank you Scottsdale golf club members for your participation in the tennis and pickleball program. We hope to see you soon!