Lakes Course Open | Cart Rules Enforced

Posted By Brandon Evans II on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 in member-news , maintenance , course-conditions


No, the well is not up and running yet, but David has been able to pull a little more water from the lakes for the overseeded tees, range tees, green surrounds and the fairways.  With the continued use of 2 water trucks and 2 city hydrants, along with the HOAs reducing their water use as their overseed need reduces, he has been able to better manage the water usage between the two straws so everyone gets a drink of water.
And those green fairways?  It is TURF PAINT!  It dries in an hour and then is good to go with watering and playing (no green shoes).  This is a popular method of greening up facilities for that spectacular look. The TPC Waste Management Tournament and the Cardinals Stadium use this method routinely and most people never know.  So not only will you get that long run down the fairways, your eyes will be fooled to think it is rolling on real grass.

Friday we are opening the Lakes Course for the Couples (18/9).  David and Brandon are limiting play at the Lakes just enough to give the Vistas a break from the heavy play. 

ALL Golf Carts must be on the Cart Paths within 30 YARDS (90 feet) of all tee-boxes and greens at the Lakes Course. This includes handicap flags as we are opening early and need this grass to mature.

This is true for both courses, but even more so at the Lakes as we are getting traffic out earlier than usual after an overseed. There are no cart restrictions on the fairway.
We are going to get tough and enforce the cart rule this year.  It is for the longevity of beautiful grounds and great playability of our great courses.
ALL Golf Carts must be on the Cart Paths within 30 YARDS (90 feet) of all tee-boxes and greens at the Lakes Course. This includes handicap flags as we are opening early and need this grass to mature.
Handicap Flags may drive up to 10 Yards (30 feet) [No Closer] from tee boxes and greens at the VISTAS COURSE ONLY.

This Rule will be Enforced!    

You will be warned once.  If the behavior repeats itself, you will be asked to leave the course. Please don’t give the staff a hard time about it, they are doing as instructed.  The Board is in complete agreement with this action and expects everyone to comply.
We are waiting for the 14 inch perforated liner to arrive.  Once it does and we begin to put everything in place, we will keep you informed of the progress.  If all goes well (pun intended) our well will be filling our lakes before THANKSGIVING.  Won’t that be something to be grateful for! 
Thanks again to ALL our members who understand some things cannot be controlled.  We appreciate the great attitudes and assistance you have given the staff as they continue to make Westbrook Village Golf Club the “best value and best golf experience” in the West Valley.

Local Rules

Posted By Brandon Evans II on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 in course-conditions

Out of Bounds

  • Maintenance yards, Driving Range, inside edges of sidewalks bordering the streets and the inside edge of property walls are all considered out of bounds.
  • On Hole #5, of the Vistas course, the area to the right side of the cart path, defined by the white line, is also out of bounds.

Abnormal Course Conditions (ACC)

  • Areas marked or deemed ACC are free relief at nearest point of complete relief plus one club length or use the optional drop zone where available.
  • Drop zones are available on Vistas Hole #2 & #13 and Lakes Hole #2.
  • Rocks formed to create drainage areas and maintenance repairs are considered ACC.
  • Cart paths and pump houses are immovable obstructions including shrubs, plantings, and bricks immediately around them.

Xeriscape ("Desert") Edge Relief

  • Any player whose ball lies within 6” of the Xeriscaped collar (desert meets the grass) may take optional free relieve using rule 16-1b. ACC. The ball may be marked, lifted, cleaned, and dropped within one club length of the nearest point of relief.

Embedded Ball

  • When a ball is embedded “In the General Area” the player may take free relief, one club length of the original lie, but, not nearer the hole.

Animal Droppings Relief

  • Animal Droppings (ie  duck, coyote, geese, etc.) may be treated as a loose impediment or ACC. Local rule F-12. The player may take free relief, one club length of the original lie, but, not nearer the hole.

Out of Bounds/Lost Ball Rule E-5

  • Out of bounds local rule E-5. is an option, for stroke and distance for a ball that is LOST or OUT OF BOUNDS.
  • Relief is from where it is known or virtually certain to be lost or where it went out of bounds, all the way to the nearest fairway plus two club lengths, no closer to the hole plus two stroke penalty.
  • This option may only be used If a provisional ball was not put in to play or if the provisional ball was also lost or OB.
  • This option may NOT be used with an unplayable lie.
  • Local rule E-5 will be an option for all regular weekly games.
  • Notice must be given to all players in Tournaments or rounds where this option local rule E-5 is withdrawn.

Winter Rough Cart Guidelines

Posted By Brandon Evans II on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 in hot-news , course-conditions

Please Avoid Driving in the Rough if at all Possible
    • If your ball is in the rough, but close to the fairway, park in the fairway and walk to the ball.
    • If your ball is far in the rough, please use strict 90 degree. (Do not drive vertically down the rough when not necessary)
    • You may not drive in any grass within 30 yards of the green. (Cart Paths Only 30 Yards and In)
    • Those with handicap flags are NOT allowed to drive in the rough near tee boxes and green, but may drive to 10 yards from greens in the fairway.
    • Please use common sense and please don't drive in any areas that are muddy, overly wet or visibly worn.

With temperatures no longer favoring the Bermuda grass we are asking everyone to LIMIT driving in the dormant non over seeded turf.  Overdriving in the non over seeded areas will cause the dormant grass to become unplayable. We will be posting signs to remind everyone and the golf shop staff will be making a daily announcement. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season.

Thank You,
David Escobedo, GCS

Request for Divot Repair Team Volunteers

Posted By Brandon Evans II on Thursday, November 1st, 2018 in maintenance , course-conditions


Robert Jungbluth and Dwight Groves will be assembling their divot repair teams again this winter and are looking for volunteers to assist in keeping our courses beautiful.

RJP Lakes Divot Repair Team Contact
Robert Jungbluth 
507 363 9004.

Vistas Divot Repair Team Contact
Dwight Groves
507 573 2935

Help keep your courses looking beautiful!

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