Golf courses in Sun City West have long been a popular place to get in a round, and with the recent repairs and projects in place, the return to the course for winter visitors and those ready to get back out on the links is even more inviting.
Recreation Center of Sun City West General Manager Bill Schwind and RCSCW Golf Operations Manager Pat O’Hara were on-air with Rec Center Show host Gary Cohen on 103.1 FM KSCW Aug. 4, updating the community on the golf happenings.
Mr. Schwind said as the association get through the summer and moves forward into overseeding come November, he hopes bringing back the rye grass will also bring back players.
“With this new normal we’ve seen an up-tick in golf from residents and its an activity they can do and feel fairly safe doing it. And we’re excited for those numbers and would like to see the temperatures go down a little bit,” Mr. O’Hara said. “But our residents are braving it and going out and playing golf. If you drive down 128th avenue you can see the progress being made at Pebblebrook No. 18. And the bunker project at Desert Trails this summer will wrap up all new bunkers and will be nice when that gets finished, too.”
Safety measures continue at the golf courses with single riders in carts, as well as no more than four people in the pro shop at one time. Mr. O’Hara said golfers are aware of the guidelines and adhering to them.
Looking ahead, Mr. Schwind said the association hopes numbers will show positively and some additional facilities can start opening up. He added the association is waiting for the light to switch from red to green and at that point it will be time for the association to put in appropriate staffing to cover the mandates in place.
Additionally, Mr. Schwind reminded the community the board will reconvene in September and said there has been no decision made on continuing to stream meetings online or if they will be open to the general public.
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