To be more precise, David McLay Kidd has just completed a 17-month renovation project (a $7 million dollar project) and redesigned Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club’s former Johnny Miller and Fred Bliss-designed course, which opened for play in 1996.
Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon.
He was assisted on the Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club project by Troon’s Design, Development and Agronomy team. Enhancements included
- All new irrigation and drainage systems, as well as relined and renovated irrigation lakes.
- All greens were redesigned and resurfaced with state-of-the-art Bentgrass.
- Fairways were re-contoured, and tees were relocated and/or renovated.
- Every bunker on the golf course was reimagined.
The entire golf course, including tees, fairways, and roughs, has been re-grassed with improved cultivars of Perennial Ryegrass and Kentucky Bluegrass. Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club’s practice facility was also renovated.
The new golf course plays to a par of 71 and measures 7,065 yards from the tips, an increase of 20 yards from the previous design.
McLay Kidd’s design incorporates contours, slopes, ‘kickers and bounces’ giving members and guests with slower swing speeds the opportunity to score well if they can read the contours and execute the shots.
As part of the course’s reopening ceremonies on Thursday, March 31, McLay Kidd led members on a back nine walkabout presenting his vision and tips on how to play the new golf course.
On Friday, April 1st, Entrada Club President Joe Lyon and McLay Kidd took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, with ceremonial first tee shots hit by McLay Kidd, Lyon, and members Jim Behnke, Lynn Hales, and Philip George.