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June 21, 2019  

 - Establishment of "No Cart Zones" - Catalina Course Closed Next Week - No Play/Penalty Area Reminders


No Cart Zones

Example of "No Cart Zone" on Catalina #1

"No Cart Zones" will be installed on the courses beginning on July 1st. All cart traffic is restricted in these areas.  These areas will provide a visual yellow line that should not be crossed by any golf cart, including "Red Flag Carts".  It has become apparent that there is a lack of understanding regarding where it is permitted to drive a golf cart on the courses and where it is not.  These "No Cart Zones" will provide a visual reference for all golf cart drivers.  The golf staff will be actively enforcing the the use of carts in these zones.  

Quick facts and benefits:

* Safety on the course will be improved

* Improved turf conditions in green surround areas

* A yellow line will designate the "NO CART ZONE" on each hole

* All cart traffic is prohibited in these zones

* Fairway cart signs should still be used as the proper location to exit the fairway and return to the cart path

Thank you for your cooperation as we work to improve golf course safety and enhance course conditioning.


Upcoming Course Closures

 Course Closes Re-opens
 Catalina CLOSED  Monday, July 1st
 SaddleBrooke Monday, July 8th  Monday, July 22nd
 Tucson Monday, July 22nd Monday, August 5th

Greens Aeration completed this week on the Catalina Course

The second and final round of course closures to complete required cultural activities began this week on the Catalina Course.  Each course will be closed for 2 weeks over the next month and half. The following activities will be completed during this time period:

-Aerification of all turf areas

-Transition sodding as needed

-Sand topdressing of Fairways

-Cart path replacement

"No Play/Penalty Area" Reminder



Red Stake with a Green Top designates a "No Play/Penalty Area"  

Changes to the Rules of Golf at the beginning of the year allowed for the remarking of the courses in several areas.  "No Play/Penalty Areas"  were established on several holes for safety reasons.  These areas are designated by a red stake with a green top.  Balls must not be played from these areas.  Relief must be taken no closer to the hole under Rule 17.1d or 17.2, with a one stroke penalty.  Play from one of these areas is subject to a two stroke penalty under Rule 14.7a.

PLEASE BE SAFE ON THE COURSES



Cart Traffic Update - Gate System Suspended for the Summer

  • Regular cart traffic is allowed on all courses 
  • Some holes may remain closed to all traffic
  • Please follow all posted signs
  • Please return to the cart paths as soon as possible 
  • All cart restriction decisions are based on course playability and turf conditions
  • Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience



Reminder: Summer Walking Hours Are In Effect

All walkers must be off of the courses by 7am

Evening Walking is available after 6pm

  Golfers always have the right of way

·      All pets must be on a leash

·      Please clean-up after your pets

·      Please refer to the weekly walking schedule for additional course availability

Weekly Walking Schedule

Please click on the blue button for this week's schedule


Practice Facility Maintenance:

The Practice Facility will be closing every Monday and Wednesday from 9 am thru 10:30 am for maintenance from April 1st through Overseeding,