Scottsdale golf course completes $8.5 million renovation

Scottsdale golf course completes $8.5 million renovation

Article Originally Posted by PhoenixBusinessJournal on November 30, 2022

Terravita Golf & Club has reopened after completing an $8.5 million renovation and enhancement project.

Golf course architect Phil Smith oversaw the seven-month renovation project while Heritage Links did the construction work on the north Scottsdale golf course, which opened in 1994.

During construction, all 18 greens were redesigned, rebuilt and grassed using TifEagle Bermuda grass; tee boxes were repositioned; fairways were reshaped; and a new state-of-the-art irrigation system was installed. All bunkers were also strategically repositioned, reshaped and rebuilt incorporating a technically advanced drainage and liner system featuring Capillary Concrete. This new generation lining method is designed to increase the speed at which water flows through the bunker, minimizing washouts and reducing maintenance costs.

Membership approved the renovation project in 2021 and course work began earlier this year on April 1. The course is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Scottsdale-based Troon, a golf/hospitality management company.

“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," Smith said in a statement.

The par 72 golf course now stretches 7,112 yards, an increase of 37 yards from the original design.  

“Terravita Members are rediscovering their golf course like an old friend that has come back, but even better than they remember. What Phil Smith and the Heritage Links team has accomplished is truly magnificent, and the Terravita Members are so proud of their new surroundings,” said Terravita Golf & Country Club General Manager Rich Riffle, in a statement.