Papago Golf Course Renovations Expect Huge PraiseBy azgolfer • Sep 15th, 2008
Papago Golf Course, known to Arizona locals as the one of the top municipal golf courses in the Valley of the Sun is undergoing an $8-million renovation to bring back pristine conditions and beauty. “The 45 year old course is due for a makeover,” said David Foster a local Phoenix resident. Located in east Phoenix, this course is a local favorite amongst golfers of any skill level.
The William Bell design first made its debut in 1963 and was redesigned in 1977 by Jack Snyder. Green fees are very economical with prices ranging from $28 to walk or $43 to ride a golf cart. Once the renovation is complete, expect prices to slightly rise. Resident discounts will remain in effect so make sure to inform the course upon scheduling your tee time.
Over the years, greens on the course had shrunk by over 30 percent. The City of Phoenix renovation plan will restore greens to their original size and contour. Some 400 run down trees have been removed to open up the views of the Papago Buttes and other city highlights. Fairways, tee boxes and bunkers have been re-structured, in addition to the irrigation system that has been revamped. The course has been shut down since April 1, 2008 and plays to re-open in January 2009.