What will we find at the new Phoenician Golf Club?

By: November 2, 2018

The Phoenician Golf Club (in Scottsdale, Ariz.) has just completed a 10-month redesign and renovation project. So I thought to summarize the changes at the Phoenician Golf Club:

  1. The Scottsdale-based architect Phil Smith (has renovated also the TPC Scottsdale and the Desert Mountain Apache and Chiricahua courses in Scottsdale) transformed the previous 27-hole facility into an 18-hole course (Par-71, tees ranging from 4,594 to 6,518 yards). The golf course has shrunk from 103 to 66 acres. Probably to enable the resort to expand.
  2. The course construction managed by Troon’s Senior Vice President of Golf Course Development, Ron Despain, and The Phoenician Golf Club’s Superintendent, Tom Bush.
  3. Greens now feature TifEagle grass (the 3rd generation of bermudagrass varieties developed exclusively for golf greens; TifEagle also recovers more quickly from mechanical injury, has better color, and is extremely cold-hardy, drought-tolerant and disease-resistant) putting surfaces that allow for additional pin placements; while tees, fairways, and roughs are 419 Bermuda grass.
  4. The golf course renovation was executed in conjunction with the third phase of a major enhancement at The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort – the most extensive in its 30-year history.
  5. The Phoenician’s golf shop, locker rooms, and 19th Hole dining venue have been renovated and expanded; while a new Club Car golf fleet has been outfitted with the “Shark Experience“.
  6. From now on, the Phoenician Golf Club is open for daily-fee and resort play.

Phoenician Golf Club