The Phoenician Golf Club (in Scottsdale, Ariz.) has just completed a 10-month redesign and renovation project. So I thought to summarize the changes at the Phoenician Golf Club:
- The Scottsdale-based architect Phil Smith (has renovated also the TPC Scottsdale and the Desert Mountain Apache and Chiricahua courses in Scottsdale) transformed the previous 27-hole facility into an 18-hole course (Par-71, tees ranging from 4,594 to 6,518 yards). The golf course has shrunk from 103 to 66 acres. Probably to enable the resort to expand.
- The course construction managed by Troon’s Senior Vice President of Golf Course Development, Ron Despain, and The Phoenician Golf Club’s Superintendent, Tom Bush.
- Greens now feature TifEagle grass (the 3rd generation of bermudagrass varieties developed exclusively for golf greens; TifEagle also recovers more quickly from mechanical injury, has better color, and is extremely cold-hardy, drought-tolerant and disease-resistant) putting surfaces that allow for additional pin placements; while tees, fairways, and roughs are 419 Bermuda grass.
- The golf course renovation was executed in conjunction with the third phase of a major enhancement at The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort – the most extensive in its 30-year history.
- The Phoenician’s golf shop, locker rooms, and 19th Hole dining venue have been renovated and expanded; while a new Club Car golf fleet has been outfitted with the “Shark Experience“.
- From now on, the Phoenician Golf Club is open for daily-fee and resort play.