Renovation project carried out at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club course


Renovation project carried out at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club course
Sean Dudley
By Sean Dudley

A series of renovations are being made to the course at SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Arizona.

The project is taking place with the aim of enhancing the course’s agronomic conditions and improving playability.

All the course’s putting surfaces have been regrassed with Champion ultra dwarf bermudagrass. The putting surfaces have also been expanded, and a number of bunkers have been redesigned. Landing areas have also been expanded.

Work has also been carried out on the club’s practice facility, with extensions made to the teeing area space and the expansion of the current practice facility performance centre.

The 6,823-yard, par-71 course at SunRidge Canyon was originally designed by architect Ken Foster.

“Changes were done with intent and in collaboration with not only our agronomic leader Ron Ruppert, but also with input and valuable feedback from Scottsdale area PGA Tour veterans and SunRidge Canyon friends including Gary McCord, Peter Kostis and Howard Twitty,” said Wes Neal, the club’s head golf professional. “Enhancements were done to make the golf course more forgiving for the average player, while maintaining the challenge and allure of SunRidge Canyon including our stout finishing stretch – the Wicked 6.”

The renovated course will be unveiled to the public during the SunRidge Canyon Golf Club re-opening on 2 October.