Terravita Golf & Country Club in Scottsdale has reopened its golf course to member play following an $8.5 million renovation and enhancement project.
Led by golf course architect Phil Smith, the seven-month renovation project improved the course’s playability with new turf and designs, as well as made maintaining the course’s favorable landscape more efficient.
Heritage Links performed the construction work on the Troon Privé-managed course, which included the re-designing, rebuilding and grassing of all 18 greens using TifEagle Bermuda grass; repositioning tee boxes; reshaping fairways; and installing a new state-of-the-art irrigation system.
All bunkers were also strategically repositioned, reshaped and rebuilt incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system featuring Capillary Concrete, which increases water flow speed and minimizes washouts to create superior playability.
“It has been my honor to work alongside Troon, Terravita and Heritage Links to renovate the Terravita golf course,” says Smith. “During the renovation process I was able to design a new golf course that rewards good shots and fairly challenges all levels of play. I am proud to say Terravita Golf & Country Club now has a golf course the members can enjoy, uninterrupted, for many years to come.”
The Terravita Golf & Country Club golf course was originally designed by Billy Casper and Greg Nash and opened for play in 1994. Set in one of the most scenic parts of the Sonoran Desert, the par 72 golf course now stretches 7,112 yards, which is a 37 yard increase from the previous design.
“Terravita Members are rediscovering their golf course like an old friend that has come back, but even better than they remember,” says Terravita Golf & Country Club General Manager Rich Riffle. “What Phil Smith and the Heritage Links team has accomplished is truly magnificent, and the Terravita Members are so proud of their new surroundings.”
For more information on Terravita Golf & Country Club, visit www.terravita.com.