Course of the Week: Papago Golf Club

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Photo: Papago Golf Club

Photo: Papago Golf Club

Papago Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz., is set to undergo a four-month, $4 million golf course renovation and enhancement project beginning in June 2022.

The Arizona Community Golf Foundation (ACGF) and a private donor are funding the renovation. Gregg Tryhus, president of the ACGF and Ron Despain, senior vice president of golf course development for Troon, are leading the project.

Heritage Links and Casa Verde Golf are executing the construction of the course. Renovations include moving the 9th and 18th green complexes as well as the 1st and 10th tees. The 9th green is relocating to the edge of the existing pond, creating a risk/reward par 5, while the 18th green is moving to create a new angle for the golfer’s approach shots.

The 6th hole green is moving back 20 yards, causing the current 442-yard, par-4 6th hole to lengthen. All golf course bunkers are being rebuilt and renovated and many tee complexes are being leveled. The renovation also includes new cart paths around the tees and greens.

“The revitalization of Papago Golf Club continues with this series of upgrades and improvements,” Daryl Crawford, general manager of Papago Golf Club, said. “The bunker renovations and tee leveling will be welcome improvements, while the enhancements to 9th and 18th holes will help us prepare for the new and exciting Arizona Golf House. With the course remaining open during renovations, many of our regular golfers will be able to track the progress of the enhancements.”

Papago Golf Club will remain open during the majority of the renovation. It will close for overseeding on October 3, 2022 and reopen, with renovations complete, on October 24, 2022.

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