Troon North Golf Club’s award-winning, 18-hole Pinnacle Course began a four-month course enhancement project in early June which is expected to reach completion in October. Ron Despain, Troon’s Senior Vice President of Golf Course Development, is overseeing the Pinnacle project, which includes updating green complexes to their original shape, size and contours of Tom Weiskopf’s original design, resurfacing greens and bunker renovations.
Under the direction of golf course architect Phil Smith, The Phoenician Golf Club is undergoing a complete redesign and rerouting, to transform the club from a 27-hole facility to an 18-hole course. The rerouting of the golf course will allow for a more contiguous pattern of play, tightened up distances from greens to the next tees and an even more enjoyable experience for players. Using consistent bunker styling, the overall theme of the landscape design at the new course, opening this fall, will showcase the unique beauty of the Sonoran Desert.
Travelers looking to up their game can take advantage of golf-oriented fitness programming such as Golf Yoga, Corefit Fore Golf and Golf Reflexology, or the “Half Day Learn & Play” class at the Boulders Golf Club, taught by Director of Instruction, Donald Crawley. The half-day program – built for two to four players – includes one-hour sessions of hands-on, full swing diagnosis and correction, a one-hour short game lesson and a 3 p.m. tee time for nine holes of golf (on own).