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Westbrook Village Golf Club
Course Conditions

2021 Arizona Wide Overseed Schedule

2021 OVERSEED SCHEDULE

Updated 9/2/2021

500 Club - 18

September 27 - October 7

500 Club - Futures September 20 - October 7

Agave Highlands Golf Course September 13 - September 30

Aguila Golf Course October 4 - October 17

Ahwatukee Country Club October 18 - November 1

Alpine Country Club Does Not Overseed

Alta Mesa Country Club October 11 - October 27

Ancala Country Club October 4 - October 2

Antelope Hills Golf Club - North Does Not Overseed

Antelope Hills Golf Club - South Does Not Overseed

Anthem Country Club - Ironwood September 7 - October 18

Anthem Country Club - Persimmon October 11 - November 5

Apache Creek Golf Club Call the Course

Apache Stronghold Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Apache Sun Golf Club Call the Course

Apache Wells Country Club October 4 - October 23

Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Adobe October 4 - October 24

Arizona Biltmore Golf Club - Links October 25 - November 14

Arizona Country Club October 11 - November 2

Arizona Golf Resort Call the Course

Arizona Grand Golf Course October 17 - November 5

Arizona National Golf Club September 27 - October 14

Arizona Traditions October 4 - October 17

Arrowhead Country Club October 4 - October 22

Arroyo Dunes Golf Course Call the Course

Aspen Valley Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Augusta Ranch Golf Club October 4 - October 14

Bear Creek Golf Complex - Bear October 4 - October 21

Bear Creek Golf Complex - Club October 25 - November 5

Bellair Golf Park Opens October 31

Bison Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Blackstone Country Club October 4 - October 28

The Boulders Golf Club - North September 20 - October 10

The Boulders Golf Club - South October 11 - October 29

Briarwood Country Club October 3 - October 24

Camelback Golf Club - Ambiente September 27 - October 16

Camelback Golf Club - Padre October 18 - November 6

Canoa Ranch Golf Club September 27 - October 11

Canyon Mesa Country Club Does Not Overseed

Capital Canyon Club Does Not Overseed

Casa Grande Muni October 1 - October 18

Cave Creek Golf Club October 11 - October 23

Cerbat Cliffs Golf Course Call the Course

Chaparral Country Club Call the Course

The Club at Chaparral Pines Does Not Overseed

Cimarron Golf Club October 11 - November 1

Cobre Valle Country Club August 23 - October 1

Cocopah Golf Resort Call the Course

Coldwater Golf Club September 20 - October 4

Continental Golf Club - Flagstaff Does Not Overseed

Continental Golf Course - Scottsdale October 4 - October 15

Copper Canyon Golf Club - Lake October 18 - November 1

Copper Canyon Golf Club - Mountain September 20 - October 4

Copper Canyon Golf Club - Vista October 4 - October 18

Coronado Golf Course Call the Course

Corte Bella Golf Club October 4 - October 22

Cottonwood Country Club October 4 - October 25

Country Club of Green Valley Call the Course

Coyote Lakes Golf Club September 24 - October 5

Coyote Trails Golf Course Does Not Overseed

The Links at Coyote Wash October 4 - October 17

Crooked Tree Golf Course September 27 - October 16

Dave White Golf Course October 1 - October 18

The Country Club at DC Ranch September 27 - October 21

Deer Valley Golf Club – Sun City West September 23 - October 19

Del Lago Golf Club September 22 - October 8

Dell Urich Golf Club October 25 - November 6

Desert Canyon September 19 - October 15

Desert Forest Golf Club September 27 - October 18

Desert Highlands Golf Club September 27 - October 18

Desert Hills Golf Club - Green Valley September 27 - October 15

Desert Hills Municipal - Yuma October 4 - October 23

Desert Mirage Golf Club October 11 - October 29

Desert Mountain - Apache Does Not Overseed

Desert Mountain - Chiricahua Does Not Overseed

Desert Mountain - Cochise Already Overseeded

Desert Mountain - Geronimo Already Overseeded

Desert Mountain - Outlaw October 2 - November 1

Desert Mountain - Renegade Does Not Overseed

Desert Mountain - Seven October 2 - November 1

Desert Sands Golf Course October 3 - October 14

Desert Springs Golf Club October 16 - November 5

Desert Trails Golf Club – Sun City West October 21 - November 16

Dobson Ranch Golf Club October 11 - October 22

Dorado Golf Club September 20 - October 4

Douglas Golf & Social Club September 27 - October 17

Dove Mountain - Highlands September 28 - October 17

Dove Mountain - Saguaro August 30 - October 31

Dove Mountain - Tortolita August 30 - October 31

Dove Mountain - Wild Burro August 30 - October 31

Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club September 26 - October 14

The Duke at Rancho El Dorado October 4 - October 18

Eagle Mountain Golf Club October 18 - November 3

Echo Mesa Golf Club - Sun City West September 23 - October 19

El Conquistador Golf Club - Cañada October 11 - November 1

El Conquistador Golf Club - Conquistador September 20 - October 11

El Conquistador Golf Club - Pusch Ridge Opens November 1

El Rio Golf Club - Mohave Valley September 5 - September 26

El Rio Golf Course - Tucson October 11 - October 22

Elephant Rocks Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Emerald Canyon Golf Course September 10 - October 14

Encanterra Country Club October 4 - October 29

Encanto Golf Course October 18 - October 29

The Estancia Club September 26 - November 2

Falcon Dunes Golf Club October 18 - November 2

FireRock Country Club October 4 - October 24

Flagstaff Ranch Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Foothills Golf Club Call the Course

Forest Highlands - Canyon Does Not Overseed

Forest Highlands - Meadow Does Not Overseed

Forty Niner Country Club September 20 - October 5

Fountain of the Sun Country Club September 28 - October 18

Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort Closed until October

Fred Enke Golf Course October 17 - October 29

Gainey Ranch Golf Club - Arroyo Opens October 25

Gainey Ranch Golf Club - Dunes Opens October 25

Gainey Ranch Golf Club - Lakes October 11 - November 8

The Gallery Golf Club - North October 1 - October 10

The Gallery Golf Club - South October 1 - October 10

Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Dinosaur Mountain

October 10 - October 28

Gold Canyon Golf Resort - Sidewinder September 12 - October 7

Golf Club of Estrella October 4 - October 22

Grand Canyon University Golf Course October 12 - October 29

Grandview Golf Club - Sun City West October 21 - November 16

Granite Falls Golf Club - North October 6 - October 28

Granite Falls Golf Club - South Opens October 25

Grayhawk Golf Club - Talon September 20 - October 3

Grayhawk Golf Club - Raptor October 12 - November 3

Great Eagle at Happy Trails Golf Resort October 4 - October 18

Greenfield Lakes Golf Course Call the Course

Greenlee Country Club Call the Course

Haven Golf Course September 17 - October 2

Hayden Municipal Golf Course Call the Course

Hillcrest Golf Club September 18 - October 4

Huukan Golf Club Opens October 1

Ironwood Golf Course September 20 - October 11

The Golf Club at Johnson Ranch September 26 - October 9

Ken McDonald Golf Course October 18 - November 1

Kierland Golf Club - Acacia September 27 - October 11

Kierland Golf Club - Ironwood October 11 - October 29

Kierland Golf Club - Mesquite September 13 - September 27

Kino Springs Golf Club Opens in 2022

Kokopelli Golf Club October 11 - October 23

La Paloma Country Club - Canyon October 12 - October 25

La Paloma Country Club - Hill September 20 - October 2

La Paloma Country Club - Ridge October 2 - October 12

Lake Havasu Golf Club - East Call the Course

Lake Havasu Golf Club - West Call the Course

Lake Powell National Golf Club Already Overseeded

Las Barrancas Golf Club September 20 - October 11

Las Colinas Golf Club Call the Course

Las Sendas Golf Club October 4 - October 23

Laughlin Ranch Golf Club September 7 - October 1

Legacy Golf Club October 11 - October 29

Legend at Arrowhead September 27 - October 15

Legend Trail Golf Club September 13 - September 26

Leisure World - Coyote Run October 11 - November 1

Leisure World - Heron Lakes October 11 - November 1

Lone Tree Golf Club October 4 - October 22

Longbow Golf Club October 11 - October 27

Lookout Mountain Golf Club September 20 - October 6

Los Caballeros Golf Club Call the Course

Los Lagos Golf Club Call the Course

McCormick Ranch Golf Club - Palm October 24 - November 12

McCormick Ranch Golf Club - Pine September 19 - October 8

McDowell Mountain Golf Club September 27 - October 13

Mesa Country Club October 4 - October 29

Mesa Del Sol Golf Course October 3 - October 11

Mesa View Golf Course Does Not Overseed

The Mirabel Club Call the Course

Mission Royale Golf Club October 1 - November 1

Moon Valley Country Club October 11 - October 29

Mountain Brook Golf Club October 3 - October 21

MountainView Golf Club at Saddlebrooke September 27 - October 10

Mountain Shadows Golf Club September 23 - October 12

Mountain View Golf Course at Ft. Huachuca September 27 - October 10

Mt. Graham Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Oakcreek Country Club Does Not Overseed

Oakwood Country Club - Lakes September 20 - October 11

Oakwood Country Club - Palms October 11 - November 6

Oakwood Country Club - Sonoran October 11 - November 6

Ocotillo Golf Club - Blue September 20 – October 4

Ocotillo Golf Club - Gold October 5 – October 19

Ocotillo Golf Club - White October 20 - November 5

Orange Tree Golf Club September 26 - October 8

Oro Valley Country Club October 4 - October 26

Painted Mountain Golf Resort September 20 - September 30

PalmBrook Country Club Call the Course

Palm Valley Golf Club - North September 20 - October 5

Palm Valley Golf Club - South October 6 - October 20

Palm Valley Golf Club - West October 21 - November 5

Palo Verde Country Club - Sun Lakes October 6 - October 20

Palo Verde Golf Club September 27 - October 18

Papago Golf Course October 4 - October 23

Paradise Valley Country Club October 11 - November 2

Paradise Valley Park Golf Course October 4 - October 19

Payson Golf Course Does Not Overseed

Pebblebrook Golf Club - Sun City West July 21 - July 27

PebbleCreek - Eagles Nest Golf Club October 4 - October 24

PebbleCreek - Tuscany Falls - East October 11 - October 31

PebbleCreek - Tuscany Falls - West September 27 - October 17

Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant October 6 - October 16

The Phoenician Golf Club September 26 - October 16

Phoenix Country Club October 4 - October 29

The Pine Canyon Club Does Not Overseed

Pine Shadows Does Not Overseed

Pinetop Country Club Does Not Overseed

Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club Does Not Overseed

Pinewood Country Club Does Not Overseed

Pinnacle Peak Country Club September 27 - October 22

Poston Butte Golf Club October 4 - October 23

Prescott Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Preserve Golf Club - Preserve October 11 - October 31

Preserve Golf Club - Mountain September 27 - October 10

Pueblo del Sol Golf Club Call the Course

Pueblo El Mirage September 27 - October 18

Quail Creek Country Club - Coyote September 20 - October 12

Quail Creek Country Club - Quail September 20 - October 12

Quail Creek Country Club - Roadrunner September 20 - October 12

Quail Run Golf Club - Sun City September 27 - October 16

Quailwood Greens Does Not Overseed

Quarry Pines Golf Club September 16 - October 2

Queen Valley Golf Club Call the Course

Quintero Golf and Country Club September 20 - October 15

Rancho Manana Golf Club September 13 - October 3

Randolph North Golf Course September 19 - October 1

Raven Golf Club - Phoenix October 4 - October 22

Red Mountain Ranch Country Club September 26 - October 15

Refuge Golf Club Does Not Overseed

The Rim Club - Does Not Overseed

Rio Verde Country Club - Quail Run October 18 - November 12

Rio Verde Country Club - White Wing October 4 - October 25

Riverview Golf Course - Bullhead City September 9 - September 28

Robson Ranch Golf Club October 1 - October 30

Rolling Hills - Tempe October 4 - October 15

Rolling Hills- Tucson October 6 - October 26

Royal Palms Golf Course September 26 - October 11

SaddleBrooke Golf Club - Catalina September 20 - October 10

SaddleBrooke Golf Club - SaddleBrooke October 4 - October 24

SaddleBrooke Golf Club - Tucson September 27 - October 17

Saddlebrooke Ranch Golf Club September 27 - October 18

San Ignacio Golf Club September 30 - October 17

San Marcos Golf & Country Club September 27 - October 13

San Pedro Golf Course September 20 - October 7

Scottsdale National Golf Club - Bad Little Nine Does Not Overseed

Scottsdale National Golf Club - Mine Shaft - Does Not Overseed

Scottsdale National Golf Club - The Other Course - Does Not Overseed

Scottsdale Silverado Golf Club September 19 - October 3

Sedona Golf Resort Does Not Overseed

Seven Canyons Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Seville Golf & Country Club October 11 - November 6

Sewailo Golf Club September 20 - October 11

Silver Creek Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Silverbell Golf Course September 19 - October 2

The Silverleaf Club October 1 - November 1

Skyline Country Club September 20 - October 19

Snowflake Golf Course Does Not Overseed

Springfield Golf Club October 4 - October 19

Stardust Golf Club - Sun City West Opens October 19

Starfire Golf Club - The King Front 9 September 26 - October 11

Starfire Golf Club - The King Back 9 September 12 - September 27

Starfire Golf Club - Mulligan Nine October 11 - October 25

Starr Pass Golf Club - Coyote September 20 - October 4

Starr Pass Golf Club - Rattler October 25 - November 13

Starr Pass Golf Club - Roadrunner October 7 - October 25

Sterling Grove Golf and Country Club October 11 - November 1

The Stone Canyon Club September 26 - October 28

Stonecreek Golf Club October 4 - October 16

Stoneridge Golf Course Does Not Overseed

Sun City Country Club Does Not Overseed

Sun City Lakes East Golf Club October 18 - November 6

Sun City Lakes West Golf Club September 27 - October 16

Sun City North Golf Club September 27 - October 16

Sun City Riverview Golf Club October 18 - November 6

Sun City South Golf Club October 18 - November 6

Sun Lakes Country Club October 11 - November 1

Sunbird Golf Resort Call the Course

Sundance Golf Club Overseed Complete

Sunland Springs Golf Club - Four Peaks Call the Course

Sunland Springs Golf Club - San Tan Call the Course

Sunland Springs Golf Club - Superstition Call the Course

Sunland Village East October 10 - October 29

Sunland Village Golf Club October 3 - October 14

Sunridge Canyon Golf Club August 1 - October 1

Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Lost Gold October 9 - November 5

Superstition Mountain Golf Club - Prospector September 13 - October 8

Superstition Springs Golf Club October 4 - October 16

Talking Rock Golf Club Does Not Overseed

Talking Stick Golf Club - O’Odham Overseeding Complete

Talking Stick Golf Club - Piipaash Overseeding Complete

Tatum Ranch Golf Club October 4 - October 22

Terravita Golf Club October 4 - October 29

The Club at Prescott Lakes Does Not Overseed

The Views Golf Club September 20 - October 11

Tierra Grande Country Club Call the Course

Toka Sticks Golf Club October 13 - November 5

Tonto Verde - Peaks Course October 4 - October 29

Tonto Verde - Ranch Course September 13 - October 11

Torreon Golf Club - Cabin Course Does Not Overseed

Torreon Golf Club - Tower Course Does Not Overseed

Torres Blancas Golf Club September 7 - September 20

TPC Scottsdale - Champions September 20 - October 4

TPC Scottsdale - Stadium October 4 - October 23

Trail Ridge - Sun City West September 23 - October 19

Trilogy Golf Club at Power Ranch October 11 - October 29

Trilogy Golf Club at Vistancia September 27 - October 15

Troon Country Club October 11 - November 2

Troon North Golf Club - Monument October 7 - October 22 (Closed October 3-7)

Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle September 19 - October 7 (Closed October 3-7)

Tubac Golf Club - Anza October 18 - November 14

Tubac Golf Club - Otero September 6 - September 26

Tubac Golf Club - Rancho September 27 - October 17

Tucson Country Club October 4 - October 28

Tucson National Golf Club - Catalina October 4 - October 25

Tucson National Golf Club - Sonoran September 20 - October 11

Tucson Estates Golf Club September 27 - October 11

Twin Lakes Golf Club October 4 - October 30

Union Hills Golf and Country Club October 12 - October 29

Valle Vista Country Club Does Not Overseed

Ventana Canyon Golf Club - Canyon September 20 - October 10

Ventana Canyon Golf Club - Mountain October 11 - October 30

Verde River Golf & Social Club October 11 - October 30

Verrado Golf Club - Founder’s Course October 9 - October 28

Verrado Golf Club - Victory Course September 20 - October 8

Viewpoint Golf Resort September 30 - October 21

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Cholla October 11 - October 28

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club - Saguaro October 4 - October 21

Westbrook Village - Lakes October 18 - November 6

Westbrook Village - Vistas October 4 - October 23

Western Skies Golf Club October 17 - October 30

Whirlwind Golf Club - Cattail October 11 - October 28

Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil’s Claw September 20 - October 7

Whisper Rock Golf Club - Lower Call the Course

Whisper Rock Golf Club - Upper Call the Course

White Mountain Country Club October 18 - October 31

Wickenburg Country Club September 13 - October 1

Wickenburg Ranch – Lil’ Wick October 18 - November 4

Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club October 4 - October 25

Wigwam Golf Club - Blue September 27 - October 17

Wigwam Golf Club - Gold October 11 - October 31

Wigwam Golf Club - Red September 20 - October 10

Wildfire Golf Club - Faldo October 11 - November 5

Wildfire Golf Club - Palmer September 20 - October 11

WillowBrook Golf Club September 27 - October 16

Willowcreek Golf Club- Sun City October 18 - November 6

Yuma Golf & Country Club November 1 - November 18

6/29 - Greens and Grounds Update (Aerification)

As the summer temperatures swelter I have heard the many concerns about the Lakes GC greens and current course conditions. Unfortunately we have had some transition issues at the Lakes GC that we will address this week. How will we address them?

With the golf course closed this week for greens aerification we will take advantage of this time to aerify not only the greens but the tees, and fairways as well. This will alleviate compaction issues and improve water infiltration. We will also significantly increase fertilizer applications to give the Bermuda grass a “shot of adrenaline” so to speak to improve density.

We are also going to be closing the courses a bit longer for this season's aerification procedure. In the past we only closed for 5 days (Monday-Friday) and the reopened for play. Genereally there is very minimal play at the aerified course, so this season we are going to extend the closure to give the course a bit more time to heal.

The brown areas on #9 and #18 will be sprigged this week with Tif Tuf Bermuda grass for quick healing. Tif Tuf is the variety of Bermuda grass we selected for the newly renovated tee boxes and they are growing like gang busters. We are seeing a significantly denser more aggressive growth habit on these tee boxes than in our common Bermuda or Tifway 419 tee boxes.  

Our luck could be changing as well with the upcoming weather forecast predicting a quarter inch to one inch of rain this week. With some rain and humidity we will see the Bermuda grass significantly increase in density.

With that been said I hope everyone has a safe summer and we appreciate your patience.

Arizona Groundwater Management (What is it?  How does it impact golf in the Phoenix area? How does it impact Westbrook Village Golf Club?

Arizona Groundwater Management (What is it?  How does it impact golf in the Phoenix area? How does it impact Westbrook Village Golf Club?
 
Historically, Arizonans have pumped ground water faster than it was replaced naturally – a condition known as “overdraft”.  Groundwater overdraft creates significant problems including increased costs for drilling and pumping and the eventual loss of supply. Water quality also suffers because groundwater pumped from greater depths typically contains more salt and minerals. In areas of severe groundwater depletion, the earth’s surface may sink, or “subside”, causing cracks or fissures that can damage roads, building foundations, and other underground structures.
 
Recognizing continued depletion of finite groundwater supplies as a threat to prosperity and quality of life, the Arizona Legislature created the framework to manage the state’s water supply for the future. (Source: “Securing Arizona’s Water Future” http://infoshare.azwater.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-11348/Groundwater_Code_Overview.pdf
 
The 1980 Arizona Groundwater Management Code established five Active Management Areas (AMA) and within each AMA five Water Management Plans of which we are currently in the 3rd, with the 4th taking effect in 2023 and the 5th in 2025.  Each successive plan continues to reduce the allotments of groundwater to be withdrawn.  However, Arizonans should not be waiting for the mandates reducing water usage.  Good water conservation practices should be integrated into their business and everyday life strategies.  
 
How does this impact golf in the Phoenix Area?
 
Provided for your reading pleasure is an article relating to the discussions from the last Turf Management meeting for the golf industry in Phoenix.  All golf courses in the Phoenix Active Management Area will be impacted (some more than others) going forward for a very long time.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2021/06/14/arizona-golf-courses-fight-water-conservation-efforts/5032190001/

David Escobedo and I have participated in the ADWR and Golf Alliance meetings both pre and during COVID-19.

David Escobedo and I have participated in the ADWR and Golf Alliance meetings both pre and during COVID-19.

How does this impact Westbrook Village Golf Club?
 
The article above addresses the golf courses in the Phoenix Active Management Area and WBVGC falls within that AMA.  Since the mid-1980s, the USGA has provided millions of dollars supporting golf course water conservation research. The goal is to use scientific information to more efficiently use water.  Turf is a major part of any water usage plan.
 
Turf removal, of course, is one answer as we did in the Lakes Irrigation Project in 2015. Xeriscape has its drawbacks, but it does reduce water used to overseed our turf.  Doing less overseeding and allowing the bermuda to do its natural thing (turn gold in the winter) is an option as well. We have all three on our golf courses – overseeded turf, nonoverseeded turf and xeriscaped areas. 
 
ADWR 4th management plan informs golf courses will receive a water allotment for 90 acres of irrigated turf (that equates to 5 acres per hole).  The 5th management plan is expected to reduce that even more and put less low water surface areas (landscaped/xeriscaped) in their calculations.  Part of the Golf Alliance discussions are that 90 acres is not the same 90 acres on all courses. Rolling hills are beautiful, but they require extra water to ensure the top of the hill gets adequate water.  In the case of our courses which are built on clay, the water cannot soak down into the ground and instead runs off to a low spot. This leaves spotty areas on the fairway and of course oversaturation.  Here is one picture that shows what that looks like.

Fair or not fair, debate or not debate, the mandates are the mandates and enforcement will come by way of high $ fines. 
 
Although we have adopted (and will continue to) many non turf water reduction practices, in this article I will just address two relating to turf: 
  1. Vistas 10 acres per year turf removal.  We have many acres on the Vistas course that removal of turf does not negatively impact the playability of the course but can positively impact the gallons of water used.  Those areas chosen blend in with existing xeriscaping and have ample trees and shrubs, relieving us from the expense of purchasing, planting and watering additional landscape in those areas.  This year we have marked the removal of 6 acres on holes #6, #7, #8, #9. Our goal is to have the golf course to the 90 acre requirement by 2023 when the 4th management plan goes into affect.  The Lakes course is currently around 92 acres. We will monitor our annual water usage reports, which change based on monsoons, wind, heat, evaporation, well operations and well construction and adjust to additional turf removal efforts as required. 
  2. Working with HOA’s Water Reduction Plan.  We will continue to work with the Homeowners Association in planning the “Secondary out-of-play” overseeded areas that run between the streets and the golf course property. We established a Water Task Force prior to COVID-19 and have not reconvened as of yet. During our Task Force meeting a Westbrook Village Golf Club Water-Usage Preparation and Drought-Emergency Plan was drafted.  We followed the USGA Drought-Emergency Plan Guide which included these steps:
    1. Secure an accurate map of the property
    2. Determine the size of turf and landscape areas
    3. Determine how much water is used annually to irrigate the golf course ( ADWR Annual Water Usage Report)
    4. Develop a prioritized list for irrigation scheduling (from highest priority to least)
    5. Determine how much water must be reduced for each drought-emergency level and where the reductions will be applied
The HOA has a water use reduction plan as well and we want to have these plans align so the overall look of turf removal, reduced overseeded areas, and xeriscaped areas are consistent in look and character of the Village.  That is the Village with LESS WATER! 
 
Each golf member and property owner within Westbrook Village should understand this is not a choice but a must.  It is our responsibility today to ensure we reduce the risk of overdrafts, supply, and water quality for the future generations’ prosperity and quality of life.  A few adjustments to the eye, done with planned turf reduction, overseeding, and xeriscaping will carry us a long way to securing Arizona’s, Westbrook Village’s, and Westbrook Village Golf Club’s future.

 
Respectfully,
Jill Riedel, President

WBVGC NOTICE: Two Cart Per Group Limit Will Resume October 1, 2021

Two Carts per Tee Time Rule is Back October 2021!

COVID-19 is beginning to lose some of its power.  Effective August 1, 2021 the HOA is re-opening all common area facilities as they enter into their Phase IV re-opening plan.  Our Club facilities are now utilizing optional mask wearing status for those that are vaccinated. And effective October 1, 2021 the solo cart rule will no longer be permitted.  
 
Meanwhile, let’s get socializing back in place and share the ride. Enjoy the opportunity to chat with your cart partner about that great drive you just had, how you looked up on that fairway shot, and how you made it up with a ONE putt.  Although we are not making this mandatory until October 1st, your voluntary adjustment back into one cart will aide in the improved health of the grass trying its best to grow strong during transition to the Summer.  
 
Bermuda LOVES hot, humid weather and our bodies might feel like it is here already, but alas, the monsoon humidity is not here yet.  When the humidity does arrive the bermuda spreads at an accelerated pace.  Because humidity levels are extremely low right now (perfect wild fire conditions) we have to supply the humidity artificially by watering heavily in the morning to create a man made humid environment. The extra water assists the spread of the bermuda stolons (spaghetti like leggings that spread horizontally and fill thin areas) and rhizomes (same as stolons but rhizomes are underground). Our excessive cart traffic compacts the ground which significantly reduces the spread of the stolons and rhizomes and prevents water from penetrating the soil. That is why there are many wet spots.

Because our golf courses are built on hard clay and rock there is no viable option at this time to deep aerify (6” to 10”) our fairways without destroying the machines, which is extremely costly. 

Please help us out by riding together in a cart and remain on the cart paths as much as you can.  When you do go off the cart path, watch for those wet areas and avoid them as much as possible, and remember not to drive on the tee boxes and no closer than 30 ft from the greens. If you happen to get in a wet spot, please drive slow and straight as any turning or extra acceleration will tear the turf. Both you and the grass will be happier!

 
Respectfully, 
David Escobedo, Golf Course Superintendent
Brandon Evans, Director of Golf
Jill Riedel, President

2021 - Annual USGA Agronomist Report


The annual USGA Agronomist visit has been completed and is shared with our members via this email.  I encourage each of you to take the time to read through this very important educational document about the health of our courses and the recommendations provided to continue to create the beauty and playability we continue to enjoy.

View the Westbrook USGA Report

 

We usually have the agronomist come in February.  This year we requested he visit in May so that he may review our transition process and analyze the courses after a year of solo carts.  In this report you will see the hardship done, by way of compaction of soil (you don’t see it from your cart), and how our Superintendent and his crew did their job very well. David will want to continue with vertical mowing, continuous deep aerationirrigation, surface management, top dressingherbicide and fertilizer applications and much more.  I ask your understanding during these always frustrating months as the grasses do battle, the compaction increases through cart traffic, dry and windy days causing dehydrated grounds and the unknown tactics of Mother Nature to assist, or not.


I truly enjoy these visits and they continue to confirm the knowledge our Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent bring to their execution of course maintenance.  As much as some of our members think the courses are TOO wet, what they don’t get (or see)  is 2 inches below the surface is hard clay that prevents the water to soak into the ground and allow the rootzone’s growth. Solo cart use has had its toll on the ground under the grass and it is time WE DO OUR PART!  We all need to get back to shared carts versus solo cart.  We as members cannot expect David to do it all by himself.  So I am asking members to get back into the mode of shared carts and give the courses a break. 

I applaud the work our maintenance crew has done with additional work assignments of landscaping the new Well site and pipe path, placing wires for the Vistas dual side sprinklers early to minimize course closures (that is revenue folks), the hole by hole placement of the sprinkler heads (again to minimize course closures) and assisting in preparing the Vistas Northend Practice area, Vistas #4 and Lakes #3 tee box leveling.  Thank you ALL!

There is great growth at Westbrook Village Golf Club and I want to thank all the members that “GET IT”.  “Get” that the Club Managers and their staffs have faced a shortage of labor and increased workloads, challenges of COVID19, and “Get” that a kind word and a “Bravo Zulu” to them goes a long way to let them know they are appreciated.  It takes members like you and a staff like them to make us “the best value in the West Valley”.

Now, read and enjoy!  And “thank you” David, Jose, and Golf Course Maintenance Crews” for another quality work year as recognized by the USGA Agronomist Onsite Visit Report.

View the Westbrook USGA Report

Respectfully, Jill Riedel, WBVGC President

2019/2020
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