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Arizona Biltmore Golf Club to temporarily close in August & September in preparation for 2023 course renovation

Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - The Adobe

During the 2023 renovation, crews will install a new, more efficient irrigation system and plant new drought tolerant TifTuf Bermudagrass throughout the golf course.

Phoenix, Ariz. (July 27, 2022) – As part of a multi-phase improvement project, the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club will temporarily close its Adobe Golf Course and driving range in August and September 2022 to begin prep work for a summer 2023 course renovation led by the Lehman Design Group. The Adobe Course will reopen for play this October following overseeding. The Arizona Biltmore Golf Club’s Links Golf Course will remain open for play in August and September, as will the golf shop and Adobe Restaurant. To assist with parking on busy days, the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club will continue to provide complimentary valet service.

The Adobe Course, one of the state’s most historic golf courses, originally opened for play in 1929 and is a William Bell design. The summer 2023 golf course renovation project will infuse modern golf course design and water conservation technology so that golfers can continue to enjoy the course for another century. During the 2023 renovation, crews will install a new, more efficient irrigation system and plant new drought tolerant TifTuf Bermudagrass throughout the golf course. In addition, green complexes will be renovated, tee boxes will be leveled, and bunkers will be 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. Throughout the renovation, the general routing and par (71) of the golf course will remain the same and the Adobe’s famous parkland setting will be preserved.

Scottsdale resident Tom Lehman, a five-time PGA TOUR champion and 1996 Open Championship winner, is overseeing Adobe Course renovations. August and September 2022 work will include soil prep, dethatching of the course and removal of the old bermudagrass.

 “The work we do in August and September will put us in a great position for next summer’s course renovation,” said JDM Partners’ Director of Golf Assets and Marketing Cameron Kaplan. “With crews currently working on the golf shop building and prep work set to begin on the Adobe Course, it’s an exciting time at the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we make improvements to this historic property.”

 The Adobe Course renovation is part of the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club’s multi-phase renovation and improvement project which began in April 2022. The historic investment by the club’s ownership group, JDM Partners, follows consultation with neighbors, community stakeholders, the City of Phoenix and industry experts. In April, crews began phase one of the project, which includes a new golf shop and member facilities (located in one building) and underground cart storage. Located adjacent to the current Adobe clubhouse, the new golf shop building and underground cart storage will maximize space and provide a clean appearance to arriving members and guests.

JDM Partners’ approach to this unprecedented investment in the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club is simple – improve the facilities and courses to ensure they are preserved for the community and future generations. This is all to be accomplished in a manner consistent with the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club’s history and storied position among top international golf and resort destinations.

The next phase of clubhouse improvements is expected to begin later this year and will include a new clubhouse and restaurant, replacing the existing event tent and clubhouse, which includes The Adobe Restaurant. This will also bring additional on-site parking and landscaping improvements. The new golf shop and clubhouse/restaurant facilities will rival the recent investments in the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and Wrigley Mansion, bringing the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club on par with these world-class facilities.

The Arizona Biltmore Golf Club is located in the shadow of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.  The 36-hole golf facility includes the Adobe Course and the Links Course. The Adobe’s lush fairways and spacious layout are a reminder of the way the game was meant to be played. The Links Course, the younger of the two Biltmore courses, has earned the respect of golfers as one of Arizona’s premier golf courses. Rolling fairways lined with pines meander through some of the most stunning homes in Phoenix. For nearly a century, the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club has been a destination for Phoenix residents, corporate leaders, celebrities and dignitaries. Today, under the unmatched expertise and experience of JDM Partners, who recently completed the revitalization of The Wigwam’s facilities in Phoenix’s West Valley, the iconic Arizona Biltmore Golf Club will soon return to the rankings of top international golf and resort destinations.

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Rob Myers

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