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Aug 9, 2019  

 - 2019 Overseed Schedule - 

- All Courses Open Next Week -

- Course Marking Changes - 

- "No Cart Zones" Reminder -

SaddleBrooke #5 this week

2019 Overseed Schedule

 Course Closes Re-opens
 Main PG's and Tucson Course Sept. 23rd Oct. 14th 
 Practice Facility and SaddleBrooke Course Sept. 30th  Oct. 21st
 Catalina PG and Catalina Course Oct. 7th  Oct. 28th 


Additional Course Marking Changes Have Been Completed

The USGA and the R&A have introduced the most comprehensive revision to the rules of golf since 1984.  The SaddleBrooke One Golf Committee and Management have approved several more changes to the golf course markings based on the new rules of golf.  These changes have been made to improve pace of play and ensure golfer safety. 

  Additional Penalty Areas - Will be marked with a red stake like other Penalty Areas.  Penalty areas will be added to improve pace of play and remove some steep slopes from play.

Locations:

  • SaddleBrooke #4 - The right side of the hole from tee to green at the desert edge

Questions regarding these changes can be directed to Head Golf Professional, Troy Jewkes or members of the SaddleBrooke One Golf Committee.  Additional course marking changes may be made as the Committee gets more familiar with the new Rules and the USGA's new guidelines on course marking, including their effect on course rating.

New Rules Resources:

http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rules-modernization/major-changes/major-changes.html

http://www.usga.org/content/usga/home-page/rules-hub/rules-modernization/major-changes/golfs-new-rules-stroke-and-distance.html 


No Cart Zones

Example of "No Cart Zone" on Catalina #1

"No Cart Zones" are in effect on all 3 courses 

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

*Sad #2, Cat #5, Cat #6, and Cat #8 will not have lines due to limited space and/or steep slopes.  All carts should remain on the path when around these specific green complexes or holes if it is a par 3

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


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.