Scottsdale, Ariz. (September 16, 2021) – Eagle Mountain Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz. recently completed a four-month-long golf course renovation and enhancement project. The project, which began in mid-May, focused on enhancing agronomic conditions and bunker playability at the 25-year old property. Troon’s Agronomy and Golf Course Development teams oversaw the planning and management of the project with Scottsdale-based Casa Verde Golf executing the work. With enhancements occurring during the slower summer months, the golf course did not close as crews worked around play.
The 18-hole Scott Miller-designed golf course originally opened for play in 1996. This summer’s renovation and enhancement work focused on three areas: drainage, irrigation and bunkers. Drainage areas in approaches and landing areas were renovated to support turf health along with firmer and faster conditions. Bunkers were modified (some eliminated), reshaped and rebuilt incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system featuring Capillary Concrete. This new generation lining method increases the speed at which water flows through the bunker; minimizing washouts, reducing maintenance and producing superior playability. The new bunkers were refilled with premium 50:50 bunker sand (50 percent white and 50 percent tan blended together) and are expected to last for many years to come. Crews also improved various wash crossings and made landscape enhancements throughout the course. In addition, the Eagle Mountain agronomy team and Casa Verde Agronomic Solutions performed an extensive soil remediation project aimed improving long-term turf quality and playing conditions.
“We are extremely pleased with the results of the renovation and enhancement project at Eagle Mountain Golf Club,” said Dave Nicholls, Senior Vice President of Science and Agronomy for Troon. “The team at Casa Verde Golf did an exemplary job with the bunker renovation and the irrigation enhancements, completing the project on time and under budget all while working around play.”
The par-71, 6,800-yard course is located in the ravines and foothills of the McDowell Mountains just east of Scottsdale. In 2020, Eagle Mountain Golf Club moved under the Troon Golf brand and is now managed by the resort and daily-fee division of the leading golf management company.
“Congratulations to all involved in the improvements at Eagle Mountain Golf Club,” said Troon’s Executive Vice President of Managed Properties West Phil Green. “We believe these refinements will help elevate the club back to the top of both resident and visitor ‘must play’ lists.”
For more information on Eagle Mountain Golf Club, visit www.eaglemtn.com or call 480-816-1234.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.